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Happy Anniversary to Lodovico Antonio Muratori!



Modenese historian Lodovico Antonio Muratori was born precisely 350 years ago!


We are happy to celebrate him and his contribution to our city, which he continues giving also today.

His manuscripts have been the subject of our research activity on Handwritten Text Recognition on Historical Documents (in the ambit of the AI for Digital Humanities project funded by Fondazione di Modena) and have been the source for the largest line-level HTR dataset to date, which will encourage the international AI community to further explore this challenging task!



Here's some nice excerpts from Lodovico Antonio Muratori's letters, transcribed by our HTR algorithms (more transcription results are available here)...