What is Handwritten Text Recognition?

"Handwritten Text Recognition is going to transform scholarship and the types of questions researchers can ask. The technology has tremendous potential."
Dr Patrick Spero, Director, American Philosophical Society Library


Quartex is the only digital collections platform offering Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR), making manuscripts searchable.

The HTR application takes advantage of the latest advances in neural networks and uses complex algorithms to determine probable combinations of characters to find the search term.

This enables relevant handwritten text to be identified at document level with automated searches deployed through the metadata, allowing users to easily navigate between highlighted search results.

Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) was enhanced early in 2021 to provide editable, fully searchable transcriptions of handwritten assets, generated in-platform with a single click, extending site-wide, full-text search even further.




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