The German Giant I.

Free Public AI Model for Handwritten Text Recognition with Transkribus

The German Giant I.

A combination of models containing German language Kurrent and Latin script, also some printed material and smaller amounts of other languages.

Do not use with a language model, it will not work due to the size of the model.

This model works well for documents/collections with Kurrent/Sütterlin and Latin script mixed. For only Kurrent or only Latin script the dedicated models might work better, so please test and compare before use.

Curated by the Transkribus team, this model is occasionally updated with community data for continuous improvement. Based on Transkribus German Handwriting M1.

Model Overview

The German Giant I.
Transkribus Community
Model ID:
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st
Latin alphabet, German Kurrent
CER on validation set:
8.3 %
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The German Giant I. is freely available to everyone

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You can use this model to automatically transcribe Handwritten documents with Handwritten Text Recgnition in Transkribus. This model can be used in the Transkribus Expert Client as well as in Transkribus Lite.
This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Latin alphabet, German Kurrent documents into editable and searchable text.