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Wednesday, November 8 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Handwritten Text Recognition: Artificial Intelligence and the future of Manuscript Search

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Digital Humanities is an exciting area of scholarship that is continually evolving; empowered by the latest technology. Adam Matthew Digital is the first primary source publisher to utilise Artificial Intelligence to offer transformative search capabilities with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) for its manuscript collections. This presentation will look at the history of automated search through OCR and the implications of HTR for the library and scholarly community and its potential impact on crowdsourced transcription initiatives. The panel will also look at HTR in action searching manuscripts spanning the 17th-19th Centuries from collections sourced from the British Library and The National Archives, UK. Video will be used to showcase additional feedback from scholars and archivists working with HTR. This session will also look at a new Open Access publishing solution, that will enable libraries and archives to harness HTR technology across their manuscript collections and the impact this will have on the Digital Humanities and the Open Access community.

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Khal Rudin

SVP & Executive Chair, Sage & AM
Khal Rudin is SVP of Business Development at Sage and Executive Chair of AM. Khal joined Adam Matthew in 2002 and over the last 20+ years has helped the company grow rapidly and produce a large portfolio of primary source digital collections. Khal sits on the board at AM and the Global... Read More →
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Meredith Schwartz

Executive Editor, Library Journal
Meredith Schwartz is Executive Editor for Library Journal, and author of the article "Closing the Gap in Librarian, Faculty Views of Academic Libraries."

Bob Scott

Digital Humanities Librarian, Columbia University
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John Tofanelli

Research Collections and Services Librarian for British & American History & Literature, Columbia University

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401