Transkribus User Conference 2018

The second Transkribus User Conference took place at the Technical University Vienna on 8-9 November 2018.  Around 120 attendees shared their experiences with Transkribus and learnt about the latest innovations in text recognition technology.

Videos of the conference presentations are online on YouTube!

Conference programme

Slides (licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Transkribus in the archive – automated recognition of large historical collections in European archives

Transkribus in Practice (presentations from Transkribus users)

Maria Vainio-Kurtakko and Elisabeth Stubb (Society of Swedish Literature in Finland)– papers of Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905)

Marie-Laure Massot (CAPHÉS / ANR FFL – Ecole normale supérieure Paris) – papers of French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Colin Greenstreet (Marine Lives & Chronoscopic Education) – early modern legal papers, signatures, crowdsourcing

David Brown (Trinity College Dublin) – documents from Irish Public Record Office

Anu Lahtinen (University of Helsinki) – sixteenth-century Swedish administrative documents

Marek Słoń, Mikołaj Słoń and Adam Zapała (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences) – sixteenth-century tax registers, GIS mapping

Chris Day (The National Archives UK)– early modern wills, language models

Olga Beloborodova, Wout Dillen and Joshua Schäuble (University of Antwerp) – CATCH 2020 project, manuscript genetics, digital scholarly editing, Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)

What’s new in Transkribus? Update on latest features.

Digitisation on demand in archives 

Keyword Spotting (in theory)

Keyword Spotting (in practice)

The Transkribus User Conference was organised as part of the READ project.  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 674943.


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