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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

GeneaLire (CPER MAuVE, 2018-2019)

Participants : Stéphane Huot, Thomas Pietrzak [correspondent] .

Interactive tools for the interpretation of manuscripts

The goal of this project is to design, implement and evaluate interactive tools for helping transcription of scanned handwritten documents. Current solutions focus on automatic recognition, with recent advances thanks to deep learning methods. However these solutions still require a significant learning base that has to be made by hand. Not only this means that part of the work cannot be done automatically, but it also means that this technique is not a solution for small collections of documents. The tools we propose to create will ingeniously take advantage of interactive and automatic techniques. The interactive tools include a text selection techniques [27], as well as advanced annotation techniques that will support collaborative work. This tool will be invaluable for bootstrapping the transcription of large collections, as well as helping transcribing small collections. We will use user-centered design, in order to make sure the tool fits historians and genealogists activities and workflow.

Partners: Inria Saclay's AVIZ team, École Polytechnique de l'Université de Tours, Laboratoire de Démographie et d’Histoire Sociale at l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, and Geneanet.

Related publication: [27]