Handwritten Text Recognition – example of c.19 Italian handwriting

This document shows an example page from a collection of Italian letters written in the nineteenth century.

The page has been automatically transcribed with HTR, at a Character Error Rate (CER) of 5.0% (meaning that 95% of the characters on the page are correct).

Other Handwritten Text Recognition Success Stories

Take a look at some of our most successful Handwritten Text Recognition models on the READ project blog.

Other examples of documents automatically transcribed with HTR

The following documents have also been automatically transcribed by HTR engines.

  • HTR_Reichsgericht: A page from court decisions in Germany. PDF File
  • George Forrest Herbarium Specimens: A page from a collection of specimens gathered by George Forrest. Thanks to the Natural History Museum Edinburgh who organized a little test project with this kind of material. PDF File.
  • Bentham Collection: A page written by a secretary of the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). PDF File