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tranScriptorium

Project description


ICT for access to cultural resources
The aim of tranScriptorium is to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of historical handwritten document images, using modern, holistic HTR tech

tranScriptorium aims to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of historical handwritten document images, using modern, holistic Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology. TranScriptorium will turn HTR into a mature technology by addressing the following objectives:

  • Enhancing HTR technology for efficient transcription
    Departing from state-of-the-art HTR approaches, tranScriptorium will capitalize on interactive-predictive techniques for effective and user-friendly computer-assisted transcrition.
  • Bringing the HTR technology to users
    Expected users of the HTR technology belong mainly to two groups: a) individual reserachers with experience in handwritten documents transcription interested in transcribing specific documents. b) volunteers which collaborate in large transcription projects.
  • Integrating the HTR results in public web portals
    The HTR technology will become a support in the digitization of the handwritten materials. The outcomes of the tranScriptorium tools will be attached to the published handwritten document images. This includes not only full, correct transcriptions, but also partially correct transcription and other kinds of automatically produced metadata, useful for indexing and searching.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-9
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 513 836
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 369 700
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Günter Mühlberger (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 513 812
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
STICHTING INSTITUUT VOOR DE NEDERLANDSE TAAL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 493 040
Address
Rapenburg 61
2311 GJ Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrien Depuydt (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 451
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 900
Address
Malet Street Senate House
WC1E 7HU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Davis (Mr.)