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

About

READ's mission is to revolutionize access to archival documents with the support of cutting-edge technology such as Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) and Keyword Spotting (KWS).

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Network

READ addresses archives and libraries, humanities scholars, family historians, volunteers - and computer scientists

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Research

Research in READ comprises exciting fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

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Services

READ technology is available via the service platform Transkribus. Upload documents, train a Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) model, process text and follow the progress of the project.

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Recent Posts

+ Digital Toolbox Conference – Programme now available!

What should be in your Digital Toolbox?  Find out at our upcoming conference at The Linnean Society in London on 10th October 2016.

We are pleased to announce that the full conference programme is now available!

The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Melissa Terras (UCL).  Other papers will explore some of the benefits and challenges of working with historical, literary and scientific papers in a digital environment.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the handwritten text recognition technology available in our Transkribus platform.

There will be a small registration fee of £15 for the event.  This will cover tea/coffee, lunch and a wine reception.  Please find the registration form here:  https://www.linnean.org/meetings-and-events/events/what-should-be-in-your-digital-toolbox

We are looking forward to presenting Transkribus alongside these other innovative projects!

+ Philology in the future!

National Archives Finland will be part of an exciting event, taking place in Oslo in association with the National Library of Finland on 13-14 September 2016.  At the Nordic Network seminar on “Philology in the future” the READ project will be presented, along with other research on data and text analysis.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn the basics of Transkribus in a dedicated workshop.  For more information, check the website.