+ Get an overview of the new tools being built by the READ project

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The Transkribus platform for the transcription and recognition of historical documents is at the heart of the READ project. ¬†But we are also working on lots of other tools and […]

+ The Austrian government meets READ DocScan and ScanTent!

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The Computer Vision Lab at Technical University Vienna are working to ensure that digitization on demand is on its way to an archive near you! ¬†This team of computer scientists […]

+ Report from the International Medieval Congress 2017

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The International Medieval Congress is one of the biggest events for Medievalists from all over the world. For this year’s Congress more than 2,400 scholars and enthusiasts took the University […]

+ Keyword searching in Handwritten Text – new breakthrough with French medieval records

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One of the READ project partners is helping to make keyword searching of handwritten documents a real possibility! ¬†The Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technology (PRHLT) research centre at the […]

+ Trolls and water spirits – transcribing Swedish folklore records with Handwritten Text Recognition

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It’s time to hear about some remarkable new results with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology – this time from the Institute for Language and Folklore in Sweden. The Institute holds […]

+ Next week! Panel on Handwritten Text Recognition for Medieval Documents at the International Medieval Congress

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The excitement is building – it’s nearly time for this year’s International Medieval Congress¬†in Leeds. ¬†The READ project will be presenting a panel¬†on the morning of Monday 3 July to […]

+ Venice Time Machine and READ – new article in Nature journal

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Last week’s issue of Nature¬†carried a fascinating article on the work of Venice Time Machine project at ¬†the Digital Humanities Lab, Ecole Polytechnique F√©d√©rale de Lausanne (EPFL). ¬†This initiative is […]

+ Heading to the IMC 2017? Come to our workshop on Handwritten Text Recognition!

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If you’re headed to the International Medieval Congress this year, you might be interested to know that we are running a parallel workshop on Handwritten Text Recognition¬†at the University of […]

+ Handwritten Text Recognition success with Italian documents from Archivio Storico Ricordi

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The¬†Archivio Storico Ricordi is one of the most important private music collections in the world and it has started to work with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) to process some of […]

+ Latest success story! Medieval Handwriting and Handwritten Text Recognition

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Two partners in the READ project network have now successfully trained a new model to recognise Gothic handwriting! ¬†The State Archives of Zurich (READ project partner) and the University of […]