tranScriptorium: Handwritten Text Recognition competition opens 16 February!

By Tim Causer, on 13 February 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Handwritten Text Recognition on the tranScriptorium dataset competition, organised by the Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technologies research centre at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia opens for entries on 16 February. This contest is part of the 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, and involves working with a dataset of 433 Bentham manuscripts, with accompanying ground truth in PAGE XML format, preprocessed line images and their corresponding transcripts.

For more details on how to participate, please visit the competition website. Watch out for announcements of further competitions utilising Bentham manuscripts!

tranScriptorium is an FP7-funded consortium, led by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and including the University of Innsbruck, the National Centre for Scientific Research (Demokritos) in Greece, UCL, the Institute for Dutch Lexicology, and the University of London Computer Centre. The project aims to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, searching, and full transcription of historical manuscript images, using Handwritten Text Recognition technology. For more details, please visit the project website, the Facebook page, or follow the project’s Twitter account.