Suomi 1870-1917

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Suomi 1870-1917

Suomi 1870-1917, version 1 Finnish Handwriting from 1870 to 1917.
Created by Ilkka Jokipii (National Archives of Finland), Sami Suodenjoki (University of Tampere) and Maria Niku (Finnish Literature Society).

Ground Truth set consist of Finnish Court Records from 1870 to 1917, Citizens letters to the Governor General’s Office and diaries of Eliel Aspelin-Haapkylä. This is the first version of the model and it will be improved. If you have Finnish transcribed text from models era, contact Ilkka Jokipii ( if you would like to share them to improve the ground truth set.

Model Overview

Suomi 1870-1917, v1
National Archives of Finland
Model ID:
19th, 20th
Latin alphabet
CER on validation set:
2.20 %
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This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Latin alphabet documents into editable and searchable text.