The University of Denver with the READ CO-OP is holding an online webinar/workshop for those interested in learning about how to use Transkribus, a digital humanities tool that uses AI/Machine Learning to perform Handwritten Text Recognition.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-aimachine-learning-handwritten-text-recognition-with-transkribus-tickets-137456816037 (note: there is a registration fee of $25 USD to guarantee your spot which will be refunded, however you can contact me if you'd like to attend but have the fee waived)
More Details About the Event
Date: February 16, 2021 for Part 1, February 18, 2021 for Part 2 (the workshop is 2 days, 3 hours each day)
Time: 9:00-12:00 pm Mountain Standard Time / 8:00-11:00am Pacific Standard Time / 11:00-2:00pm Eastern Standard Time / 5:00-8:00pm GMT+1 / 4:00-7:00pm GMT
Location: Online (Zoom link will be provided)
Cost: $25.00 USD (the fee guarantees your spot, it will be refunded minus processing fees. If for some reason you need the fee to be waived please contact the organizer)
Who should attend: Open to everyone, however students, researchers, library and archives professionals interested in digital humanities methods, library technologies, and handwritten text recognition using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The Transkribus platform enables users to transcribe handwritten documents with the support of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Excellent results can be achieved for any kind of writing, be it from the middle-ages or from the 20th century, be it English, German, Hebrew or Arabic. Users are able to train their own handwriting recognition models. Nearly 50,000 users are registered in the platform, more than 8000 Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) models were trained in the last 2 years. Transkribus is run by the European Cooperative Society READ-COOP SCE.
The University of Denver in collaboration with the READ-COOP is hosting a workshop that will introduce the main features of the Transkribus platform. Attendees will learn how to upload their documents to the platform, how to generate training data, how to train the HTR engine and how to apply their own models or existing ones. They will get some background knowledge on the technology used and what should be obeyed in order to get the best results. In the advanced part of the workshop they will also learn how to transform existing transcriptions from former projects into a format which can be used to train the Transkribus engine. Finally attendees will also get an insight into the web-applications for searching and displaying Transkribus documents on the web.
About READ-COOP: https://readcoop.eu/about/
About the University of Denver Libraries: https://library.du.edu/
About the University of Denver Collections as Data project using Transkribus: https://collectionsasdata.github.io/part2whole/spark/
Transkribus Users Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/614090738935143
Transkribus Twitter: https://twitter.com/Transkribus
Information Technologies Librarian, University of Denver