Transkribus Early Kurrent M1

Free Public AI Model for Handwritten Text Recognition with Transkribus

Transkribus Early Kurrent M1

This model can decipher a wide range of Kurrent handwriting in german from the 16th to the early 19th century. Especially in the earlier centuries this model might work better than the usual Transkribus Kurrent model.

This is a generic model trained on a diverse dataset. Such models provide good results without the need for any extra training work. However, the best results can usually be achieved by training a special model for homogenous material, e. g. texts written by the same person or from a narrow historical period.

Image source: Johannes Hennemann Reising (1596), Artificia alchimica (Östereichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. 11450,

Model Overview

Transkribus Early Kurrent M1
Transkribus Team
Model ID:
16th, 17th, 18th
German Kurrent
CER on validation set:
6.30 %
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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 German Kurrent documents into editable and searchable text.