Satellite workshops

DATeCH 2017

WS1 The journey from physical to digital and advancements in culture heritage digitisation

May 30th, 2017, 10 :00AM – 4:00 PM

This two-part workshop will introduce the basics of the digitisation lifecycle with emphasis on workflows and best practice, and facilitate a discussion about optimisation of the end-to-end digitisation process to increase scalability and improve the quality and usability of the digitised assets.

WS2 TRACER tutorial for computational text reuse detection

30th May 2017, 9 AM – 6 PM

The tutorial builds on eTRAP’s research activities, most of which deploy our TRACER machine. TRACER is a suite of algorithms aimed at investigating text reuse in different corpora, be those prose, poetry, in Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek or medieval German. TRACER provides researchers with statistical information about the texts under investigation and its integrated reuse visualiser, TRAViz, displays the reuses in a more readable format for further study.

WS3 TextGrid user workshop

May 30th 2017 1PM – 5 PM

TextGrid is a virtual research environment that provides various tools and services for digital humanists. The workshop will initiate the participants in the use of the TextGridLab, a free portable software, and the basic components of its infrastructure.

WS4 Handwritten Text Recognition – Transkribus Workshop (project READ)

May 31st, 2017, 9:00 AM

Transkribus ( is a platform for the automated recognition, transcription and searching of handwritten historical documents. Transkribus is part of the EU-funded Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) ( project. The core mission of the READ project is to make archival material more accessible through the development and dissemination of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) and other cutting-edge technologies.

WS5 PoCoTo user workshop

May 31, 2017 1 PM – 5 PM

PoCoTo (PostCorrectionTool) is an open source tool for the interactive post-correction of OCR‘ed data that has be developed by the CIS of the LMU Munich. This workshop will teach the participants both the basic usage of PoCoTo for the correction of OCR results and more advanced topics like the usage of the language profiler for the generation of correction suggestions that take historical spelling variation of the document language into account.