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
University College London presented at a conference at the Archives Nationales in Paris on 16 March 2016.
Researchers from France, the UK and Ireland came together to share ideas on using crowdsourcing for collaborative transcription and digital scholarly editing. Louise Seaward gave an introduction to the READ project and explained how handwritten text recognition is being used by volunteers working on UCL’s Transcribe Bentham initiative.
An introduction to the READ project, as well as to one of the core technologies behind it, will be given by Welf Wustlich and Günter Mühlberger at the German Libraries Day in Leipzig. The talks will take place at the session: Bibliothekarisches Kulturgut organisieren und erhalten.
The German Libraries Day is a large event with more than 3000 participants from all over Europe.