The Transkribus Cloud is based on the IT infrastructure of the Central Computer Service of the University of Innsbruck. Main components are virtual servers for hosting the core Transkribus application and the integrated tools, a database server, a storage and backup facility, as well as a High Performance Computing unit.
The reasons are twofold: Firstly, Handwritten Text Recognition requires huge processing units, which your local computer would not be able to cope with. Secondly, the more transcribed documents are processed in Transkribus, the higher the chance of improving the tools. Since no user activity gets lost, every action contributes to a continuous cycle of improvement!
We are using the PAGE XML file format as internal master format (created by the University of Salford)
Most services within Transkribus are also exposed via RESTful interface. Developers are free to use the complete REST Interface.
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