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Verónica Romero, Alejandro H. Toselli, Luis Rodríguez-Ruiz, Enrique Vidal. Computer Assisted Transcription for Ancient Text Images. International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2007), 2007. pp. 1182-1193. Springer-Verlag.

Paleography experts spend many hours transcribing ancient documents and state-of-the-art handwritten text recognition systems are not suitable for doing this task automatically. We propose here a new interactive, on-line framework which, rather than full automation, aims at assisting the experts in the proper recognition-transcription process; that is, facilitate and speed up the transcription of old documents. This framework combines the efficiency of automatic handwriting recognition systems with the accuracy of the experts, leading to a cost-effective perfect transcription of ancient manuscripts.