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!
Slides (licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
- Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck) – READ and Transkribus – highlights of 2018 and future outlook
- Markus Dellinger (Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband) – The READ-COOP: working together for the future of digital cultural heritage
Transkribus in the archive – automated recognition of large historical collections in European archives
- Tobias Hodel (State Archives of Zurich)
- Eva Lang (Passau Diocesan Archives)
- Maria Kallio and Lauri Hirvonen (National Archives of Finland)
- Mark Ponte (Amsterdam City Archives) – crowdsourcing with Transkribus
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.
- Gundram Leifert (University of Rostock), HTR+ (improved form of Handwritten Text Recognition)
- Hervé Déjean (Naver Labs Europe), Table Processing
- Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck), Keyword Spotting, sharing HTR models and Transkribus web
Digitisation on demand in archives
- Florian Kleber, Markus Diem and Fabian Hollaus (TU Wien), DocScan and the ScanTent
- Dirk Alvermann (University of Greifswald), DocScan at Greifswald – Idea, practice and mutual benefit of scanning on demand
Keyword Spotting (in theory)
- Ioannis Pratikakis (Democritus University of Thrace), Keyword Spotting: Query by Example
- Alejandro Héctor Toselli and Enrique Vidal (Universitat Politècnica de València), Indexing and Searching of Manuscript Collections
Keyword Spotting (in practice)
- Louise Seaward (University College London), Maximising the utility of Jeremy Bentham’s manuscripts
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.