research product . Conference object . Lecture . 2020

MONK in Practice: Indexing Heterogeneous Handwritten Collections

Anna Caceres; Andreas Weber; Lambert Schomaker;
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  • Published: 04 Jun 2020
Abstract
This paper and presentation describes an attempt to index British historical archive the Prize Papers using a Handwriting Recognition Technology (HRT) known as MONK which was developed at the University of Groningen. As part of these efforts we organised a 'labelathon' event which brought together 14 expert volunteers for five hours of labelling. The presentation details how we prepared the archive to ensure that labelling activities had an indexation focus, before describing the outcome of this event.
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free text keywords: digital humanities, handwriting recognition, citizen science, digital collection, Prize papers, handwriting recognition, user study, heterogeneous archives, archives, active learning, Prize papers, machine learning
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