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 such a model to our users in near future: a big and robust model, that can deal with most of modern handwritings.
Thinking about how to create the big amount of training data needed, crowdsourcing came to our mind and the idea for the readme2020 project was born. That’s where you and other Transkribus users come into play: please help us setting up the training data by providing a piece of handwritten text!
If you would like to contribute, the following four steps are everything, which is needed in order to do so:
That’s already it.
As soon as there will be enough data, we from the READ-COOP-team will start the training of the modern handwriting model. We are super-curious about the outcome and are looking forward to creating something beneficial for many people together with you.
With that link you can read about all about the project-details: https://readcoop.eu/readme2020/