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

+ Videos of READ presentations

If you want to find out more about READ, you can now watch the READ partners live in action!  Videos of presentations made at the co:op project’s ‘Technology meets Scholarship’ conference in January 2016 are now available.

Text transcripts and slides from the READ presentations are available here: http://read.transkribus.eu/2016/03/31/presentations-from-the-read-partners-now-available/

Videos of the READ presentations can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLElrWLCQvZaRny2G_gXAINGpCtNrpPBBO

For an introduction to HTR technology, try watching Dr Roger Labahn (University of Rostock) on ‘Handwritten Text Recognition.  Key Concepts’: https://youtu.be/3d-Iru6qLRc

 

 

+ READ meets in Valencia

At the beginning of May, the READ partners met together in sunny Valencia!  The Universitat Politècnica de València hosted a technical meeting where the group considered a range of current research questions in small workshops.  Eva Lang (Passau Diocesan Archives) has summarised the discussions on the co:op blog.