Viewers of the Finnish TV channel MTV 3 have been given an insight into the READ project mission to make archival material more accessible with the application of Handwritten Text Recognition technology. Reporters from the channel visited the National Archives of Finland and made a short feature about their work with READ.
Finnish speakers and anyone interested in taking a look inside the National Archives of Finland should enjoy the video!
The National Archives of Finland have a huge digitisation programme that has already helped to digitally preserve millions of precious documents relating to Finnish history.
Using our Transkribus platform, the archives are using these digitised records to train a Handwritten Text Recognition model to process nineteenth-century court records written in both Finnish and Swedish. This technology means that anyone interested in these records will be able to read and search them with impressive levels of accuracy.