Transkribus: open source transcription software


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Organisation Digitisation and Digital Preservation group, University of Innsbruck
Overview

For hand-written texts, Transkribus is run by the Digitisation and Digital Preservation group at University of Innsbruck in Austria. It uses a mixture of traditional transcription and automation to analyse handwriting and layout.

According to the site’s Wiki page:

Transkribus is a comprehensive platform for the automated recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents. It consists of:
-an expert tool (Transkribus)
-a webinterface (http://transkribus.eu/) and
-several cloud services.

The main objective of Transkribus is to support users who are engaged in the transcription of printed or handwritten documents, namely humanities scholars, archives, members of the public and computer scientists.
Transkribus offers a number of tools for the automated processing of documents, such as:
-Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)
-Layout Analysis
-Document Understanding
-Writer Identification
-Optical Character Recognition (OCR) using ABBYY Finereader Engine 11

Format Open source software
Creator Digitisation and Digital Preservation group, University of Innsbruck