Pauline Jacsont ; Elina Leblanc - Impact of Image Enhancement Methods on Automatic Transcription Trainings with eScriptorium

jdmdh:10262 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, September 12, 2023, Historical Documents and automatic text recognition - https://doi.org/10.46298/jdmdh.10262
Impact of Image Enhancement Methods on Automatic Transcription Trainings with eScriptoriumArticle

Authors: Pauline Jacsont ORCID1,2; Elina Leblanc 1,2

This study stems from the Desenrollando el cordel (Untangling the cordel) project, which focuses on 19th-century Spanish prints editing. It evaluates the impact of image enhancement methods on the automatic transcription of low-quality documents, both in terms of printing and digitisation. We compare different methods (binarisation, deblur) and present the results obtained during the training of models with the Kraken tool. We demonstrate that binarisation methods give better results than the other, and that the combination of several techniques did not significantly improve the transcription prediction. This study shows the significance of using image enhancement methods with Kraken. It paves the way for further experiments with larger and more varied corpora to help future projects design their automatic transcription workflow.


Volume: Historical Documents and automatic text recognition
Published on: September 12, 2023
Accepted on: June 19, 2023
Submitted on: November 7, 2022
Keywords: image enhancement methods,binarisation,printed documents,Spanish literature,[INFO.INFO-TI]Computer Science [cs]/Image Processing [eess.IV],[INFO.INFO-AI]Computer Science [cs]/Artificial Intelligence [cs.AI]

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