The READ project was launched in January 2016 at the ‘Technology meets Scholarship’ conference at the Hessian State Archives in Marburg (Germany).  This conference was organised by the co:op (community as opportunity – the creative archives’ and users’ network) project.

Slides and presentations from the READ partners are now available at the co:op website (see links below).  Videos of the presentations are also coming soon!

These presentations give a great introduction to the READ partners and the objectives of our project.

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Francesco Roberg (Hessian State Archives): Short Introduction to co:op and READ

Roger Labahn (University of Rostock): Handwritten Text Recognition.  Key Concepts

Enrique Vidal (Polytechnic University of Valencia): Keyword Searching as a Trade-Off Between Recall and Precision.  A New Way to Search Large Collections of Digitised Documents

Basilis Gatos (National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”): Hard Tasks in the Background.  Layout Analysis

Stefan Fiel (Technical University of Vienna): Automated Writer Identification and its Use Cases for Archival Documents

Louise Seaward (University College London): The Crowd, the Volunteers and the Supertranscribers.  Building and Supporting an Online User Community for the Bentham Edition

Christian Sieber (State Archives of Zurich): Transcription – Swiss Made.  The Projects of the State Archives of Zurich

István Kecskeméti  (National Archives Finland): In-House Digitisation as a Core Task.  The Finnish National Archives

Sebastian Colutto (University of Innsbruck): Transkribus.  A Virtual Research Environment for the Transcription and Recognition of Historical Documents 

Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck): The READ project.  Objectives, Tasks and Partner Organisations