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26th October 2023 | Webinar: Prioritise the access & discovery of your digital collections

Written by Marshall Parr
October 5, 2023 at 10:23 AM

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  26th October 2023
  13:00 (BST)

Introducing Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) to our new Text Recognition Service

We are proud to be one of the first digital collection platforms to offer Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)! 

Both Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) are now available on the PastView Platform, providing users with the ability to automatically recognise text within typed and handwritten documents. Utilising AI, our Text Recognition system can recognise typed text and a huge array of handwriting styles from historical documents, automatically adding this information as metadata to support enhanced searching of your collections.

Register to the webinar and  opportunity to hear directly from our PastView development team and discover the exciting details about our new Text Recognition service.


Webinar Agenda:

  • What is PastView?
  • Introducing our Text Recognition service
  • Capabilities of Handwritten Text Recognition
  • Handwritten Text Recognition in action
  • Q&A


Webinar Speakers:


Casper Smithson

Chief Operating Officer, TownsWeb Archiving


Mal Langbridge

Chief Technical Officer, TownsWeb Archiving


Marshall Parr

Marketing Manager, TownsWeb Archiving