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Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibl., Cod. 48 - Ground Truth: Initial Release

Berger, Michael; Bolte, Henrike; Führer, Veronika; Hausleitner, Felix; Hutterer, Sarah; Lüthi, Tim; Nancu, Mihaela; +6 Authors
Open Access
Published: 21 Dec 2022
Publisher: Zenodo

This is ground truth for the vast collection of sermons of Nikolaus von Dinkelsbühl (ca. 1360 to 17th March 1433), translated and reorganised by a German redactor, from the 15th century has never been edited until now. It consists of 361 folios of parchment and paper. The text speaks about various topics such as fasting and other religious practices. Being one of the leading intellectuals of his time, Nikolaus von Dinkelsbühl also contributed to the development of the University of Vienna. The manuscript was probably produced in the vicinity of Klosterneuburg in Austria and is still kept there today (Shelfmark: Cod. 48). Data collection and ground truth creation: The edition at hand was produced by an international team of researchers from various fields in the context of the Vienna HTR Winter School 2022 with the help of Transkribus Expert Client. We uploaded the images of the manuscript into the Transkribus platform, applied the line recognition tool and manually copied the transcribed text lines into the recognised line boxes. Various models were trained with the ground truth (20% of the entire codex) created by the team. Images of the Klosterneuburg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Cod. 48 are available at:


Digital Humanities, Handwritten Text Recognition, German, Nikolaus-von-Dinkelsbühl-Redaktor

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