Tag Archives: OCR

Forthcoming: “Modelling Medieval Hands: Practical OCR for Caroline Minuscule”

A few years ago, I wrote a post about some preliminary experiments I ran using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology on medieval manuscripts. Fortunately, after I wrote that up, I had quite a bit of feedback from others who had used OCR with older printed books, and with languages like Latin and Greek. At one […]

OCR and Medieval Manuscripts: Establishing a Baseline

[Edit: Interested in more about OCR with medieval manuscripts? Check out this more recent post.] Introduction Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software has increasingly been a part of scholarship, particularly in digital humanities. For example, it is fundamental to the Google Books project (which so many use for research), corpus creation and curation, and various aspects […]