Published November 16, 2020 | Version v2
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Transkribus - Handwritten Text Recognition for Premodern Documents (SIMS 2020 Lightning Talk)

  • 1. Digital Humanities/Walter Benjamin Kolleg/Universität Bern


Transkribus is a platform for text recognition and can be used via the Transkribus Expert Software (available after registration: Through Transkribus different tools for document analysis and text recognition can be directly applied. The intro demonstrates very briefly how Transkribus can help with regards to premodern documents especially since a variety of pre-trained models are already available: for Latin (prints and handwriting), for early modern vernaculars in French, Dutch, English, and German. For more information go to

Presented as a Schoenberg Symposium 2020 Lightning Talk



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READ – Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents 674943
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