By Tim Causer, on 8 February 2013
We are delighted to say that the Bentham Project, along with UCL’s Centre for Digital Humanities, is taking part in tranScriptorium, a project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme in the ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources challenge.
tranScriptorium intends to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, searching, and full transcription of manuscript images, using Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology.
The project consortium is as follows:
- Universitat Politècnica de València – UPV (Spain) – lead institution
- Universiy of Innsbruck (Austria)
- National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece)
- University College London (UK)
- Institute for Dutch Lexicology (Netherlands)
- University London Computer Centre (UK)
For our part, UCL will be providing expertise in manuscripts, transcription, digital humanities and crowdsourcing, and images and transcripts of Bentham manuscripts.
tranScriptorium promises to be an extremely exciting project, and one in which we are greatly looking forward to participating in. For more detail, please visit the project website, and keep up to date at the Facebook page, or follow @tranScriptorium on Twitter.