Transkribus & Crowdsourcing

I have contributed a 6-part series of short articles to a new FactMiners' Musings publication on Medium about my discovery and exploration of the wonderful Transkribus applied researchers at the University of Innsbruck and their amazing Big Vision for the TRP, the Transkribus Recognition Platform.

In addition to a basic introduction to these folks and their research, in the last piece in the series I frame their crowdsourcing transcription platform that supports historical handwritten document recognition (the hardest kind of OCR) as a Social Machine. Social Machines can be envisioned as part of an Entrepreneurial Community Ecosystem and should be explored as among the incubators for what "human work" will look like in the 21st Century.

CIDOC-CRM Meet METS/ALTO - A Recipe for FactMiners 'Fact Clouds'

FactMiners.org is very pleased to announce that we are adopting METS/ALTO as the "drill down" metadata and file/data format specifications that will guide our DSL (Domain Specific Language) extensions of the CIDOC-CRM as part of the design of the Open Source FactMiners LAM-based social-game platform.