Published November 27, 2020 | Version v1
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NewsEye / READ OCR training dataset from French Newspapers (18th, 19th, early 20th C.)


The dataset comprises French newspaper pages from 18th, 19th and early 20th century with carefully corrected text. The page images were provided by the French National Library and comprise 127 pages (training set) and 8 pages (validation set). The data are formed according to the PAGE format (cf. Cf. and were produced with the Transkribus platform with support of the NewsEye and the READ project.


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NewsEye – NewsEye: A Digital Investigator for Historical Newspapers 770299
European Commission
READ – Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents 674943
European Commission