Machine-Reading Medieval Latin Texts: The Launch of the UTL/Toronto Transkribus Model

When and Where

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Teams from the Bentham Project, University College London, and the DEEDS (Documents of Early England Data Set) project, University of Toronto, have collaborated to develop a publicly available / free-to-use model, available through the Transkribus platform, for the accurate machine-reading of medieval Latin texts.

In this Zoom webinar scholars from the Bentham Project and DEEDS will give accounts of the DEEDS and the Transkribus platform and demonstrate the results achieved with the new model. The model will be officially launched and made available for general use via Transkribus. A detailed training session for those interested in using the new model and the Transkribus platform will be held a week later on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 13.00–15.00 EST / 18.00–20.00 GMT.

During the launch, Professor Michael Gervers will speak about DEEDS and Dr Tim Causer about the Bentham Project and Transkribus, while the collaboration will be explained and the model demonstrated by Dr Chris Riley, Hannah Lloyd, and Dr Ariella Elema. Professor Philip Schofield will Chair.

The collaboration, and this event, have been generously supported by the University College London–University of Toronto Call for Joint Research Projects and Exchange Activities.

To attend the launch event on 3 March, please register on the Eventbrite page. For any queries about registration, please contact Tim Causer.

Register for the Launch on March 3

Register for the Workshop on March 10