+ readme2020: crowdsourcing for the recognition of modern handwritings

Many models on different languages of various epochs have been trained in Transkribus already. What we are still missing is a general model, which can recognise a wide range of modern handwritings. We have set ourselves the goal to provide

+ Widecombe Parish Devon UK: Investigating Local Welfare Provision

This project was set up to investigate the local parish records of Devon, some of which date back to the 16th century but the majority of which are 18 and 19th century. These records are largely about the raising of

+ Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) for damaged archives

We would like to inform you about an article written by Marco Roling, which has been published in March 2020 and is dedicated to experiments about the HTR-processing of documents with low standard of preservation and legibility. The tests have

+ Deciphering the letters of Andrej Kmet’ with the help of Transkribus

In the article with the title “Automated Transcription of Handwritten Text: READ and TRANSKRIBUS (An Experiment with Transcribing Letters of Andrej Kmeť)”, which was published in October 2019, Dusan Katuscak describes his experience with Transkribus when working on the transcription

+ Train the trainers in Innsbruck

We from the Transkribus-team keep noticing interest amongst ambitioned users of Transkribus in giving Transkribus-workshops and this way share their knowledge. In order to provide these people with the latest information on Transkribus features, we plan to offer a trainer

+ Proudly presenting the Dutch giant

This is what comes out, when two Transkribus power user archives, namely the Amsterdam City Archives and the National Archives of the Netherlands work together: a model with 1 384 893 words of training data, in this case reading 18th century Dutch.

+ Scanathon at the University Archive Greifswald

We are happy to report about the Scanathon, which took place at the University of Greifswald as part of their open house day on Saturday, 7th of March 2020. The event was also connected to the German Archives Day (by

+ Transkribus User Conference 2020 – we keep transcribing as READ-COOP

On 6-7 February 2020 the third Transkribus User Conference took place at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Innsbruck. 160 Transkribus users made their way to the snowy town of Innsbruck, which had been the conference’s venue for the first

+ Ernie O’Malley Interviews Project’s about Transkribus

From the 1930s until 1953 one veteran of the Irish Revolution (1912-23), Ernie O’Malley, interviewed over 450 of his former comrades about their experiences. Although deposited in UCD Archives since the 1970s, those notebooks have been largely inaccessible to scholars

+ Presenting the Noscemus-public-model

We are happy to present one of our public models, which is the “Noscemus GM v1”-model released by Stefan Zathammer as part of the Innsbruck based project NOSCEMUS (Nova Scientia: Early Modern Scientific Literature and Latin). This model can read