Scripto and Transkribus?

Hello All, and Happy New Year!

I’ve been looking into Scripto for transcription of both letter and manuscripts on a site I am planning, and at the same time I have been tinkering with Transkribus, which is an AI-driven platform for handwritten text recognition. Transkribus | AI powered Handwritten Text Recognition

Of course, it would be wonderful if these could be linked up in some way – sothat crowdsourced transcription could also power the training of an algorithm for recognising specific handwritings… That would mean that the investment of time of crowdsourced volunteers could have exponentially bigger dividends for them as researchers, and in general for Omeka S sites with handwritten document collections we wish to share online.

Is it possible? Could it be done using the background Wikimedia sites that Scripto requires as some kind of backbone?

Just a thought! :wink:

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In fact, we’re at work on something along those lines this year. It’ll be a long road, but we also think it’s a good idea!

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Great News! It’s a fantastic development – thanks! I know it’s hard to estimate this kind of interoperability project, but do you have a sense of when the Omeka S team might be trialing/Beta-ing such functionality?

I wish I had a way to estimate that, but alas, things are still kind of foggy on that front. We’ll let you know when we get closer, though.

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