From book to data. Tensions and opportunities

Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionTeaching activityAcademic


In this workshop, we will look at the ease with which people can now digitise sources and process these into data. With photo’s from source material, it is possible to convert handwritten and printed sources into word-files, XML or pdf/a and other formats through, e.g. Transkribus. This program allows its users to transcribe texts and then train models for automatic text recognition (OCR/HTR).
Period16 Jun 2020
Examination held at
  • Durham University
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Things that matter Summerschool
  • Transkribus
  • Books
  • Data
  • Information Loss