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  • Günter Mühlberger
  • Melissa Terras
  • Andy Stauder


  • Founded by the Digitisation and Digital Preservation group, University of Innsbruck
  • Since July 2019, managed by READ-COOP SCE.

Transkribus is a comprehensive platform for the automated recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents. The main objective of Transkribus is to support users who are engaged in the transcription of printed or handwritten documents, namely humanities scholars, archives, members of the public and computer scientists.

Transkribus offers a number of tools for the automated processing of documents, such as:

  • Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)
  • Layout Analysis
  • Document Understanding
  • Writer Identification
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) using ABBYY Finereader Engine 11