[Source: Research & Innovation] This one-day event will showcase how innovative technology is being applied to the humanities and natural sciences. The conference speakers will demonstrate how researchers, curators and enthusiasts can use digital tools to explore historical and scientific material in new ways. An example is the EU-funded READ project, which seeks to unlock complex handwritten material in archival collections, to automatically index digital images of text, and to teach computers how to transcribe handwritten text. Cutting-edge transcription technology developed as part of the READ project will be demonstrated and discussed. We are also delighted to welcome Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities at University College London as keynote speaker.
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