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.
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 A Virtual Research Environment for the Transcription and Recognition of Historical Documents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