READ revolutionizes access to handwritten documents
From the Middle Ages to today, from old Greek to modern English, from running text to tables or forms
Thanks to the Library Labs of the Austrian National Library and the NewsEye project we are happy to announce the release of a free model which is capable to read German Fraktur documents especially from the 19th and 20th century in a convincing quality outperforming most standard OCR engines. The model is based on training data coming from the ANNO collection of the Austrian National Library and comprises 442.141 words. It shows a CER of 1,55% on the training set and 1,65% on the test set without any dictionary support. Note: the model is trained on German language documents. It will provide less convincing results for other languages, such as Swedish or Finnish Fraktur. However models for these languages are also in preparation and may be released in the coming months. The Fraktur model is available for every registered user in Transkribus and called: ONB _Newseye_GT_M1+. Have fun!
We are excited about our next Transkribus User Conference, which this time will take place in Innsbruck. Preparations are in full swing and the date will be announced within the next few weeks.
Our last Transkribus User Conference in November 2018 was a great success, but there is always room for improvement. If you have some input to share on topics for the next conference or other suggestions for improvement, we are happy to receive them via email@example.com.
The program of our last user conference can be found here: https://read.transkribus.eu/transkribus-user-conference-2018/
… videos of the presentations in our Youtube-channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7UbQtd4qlhKCEgLnZbJKQu9qpA5iF-sC
Hope to meet you there!