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Transkribus is a comprehensive platform for the automated recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents. It consists of:

Get an overview of all the tools we are building in the Transkribus Interfaces map!

The main objective of Transkribus is to support users who are engaged in the transcription of printed or handwritten documents, namely humanities scholars, archives, members of the public and computer scientists.

Transkribus offers a number of tools for the automated processing of documents, such as:

  • Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)
  • Layout Analysis
  • Document Understanding
  • Writer Identification
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) using ABBYY Finereader Engine 11


Transkribus is funded by the European Commission as part of the READ project.