Passau Diocesan Archives

Passau Diocesan Archives

Passau Diocesan Archives is a department within the central diocesan administration of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau.  The archive has to preserve, describe and provide access to the archival records of all the institutions of the Catholic church which are members of the diocese of Passau.  The archive has around 750,000 images of handwritten registers online and a database providing access to the most important sets of data to be found in the registers.  The archive has contributed to several research projects including an international cooperation in the online presentation of charters and sacramental registers and the development of a data input application for indexed archival data.  

Key responsibilities in READ: Large scale demonstrator for Keyword spotting.  The main objective is to be able to perform ‘Query by example’ searches within a dataset of page images from registry books as hosted on Matricula Online.