Feature-rich text transcription editor for document images

Use the comprehensive, browser-based transcription features of Transkribus to transcribe text from your images

Easy-to-use browser tool

Link text and image

Quick transcription with AI

Many export formats

Produce training data for AI text recognition

Quickly produce a sufficient amount of ground-truth data for training your own AI model. The quickest way to do this is to recognise your material with a public model and then correct the results, instead of typing out everything by hand. By repeating this process a number of times and adding more training data to your model, you can train increasingly accurate AI models to recognise your material.

Virtual keyboard

With the virtual keyboard you can add any unicode character to your transcriptions.

Say goodbye to split screen view

Within Transkribus, you can easily transcribe your documents with the image side by side with the text editor. The automatic Layout Analysis creates a correspondence between the lines in the image and the lines in the text editor, so while you are transcribing, the image is automatically centred on the line you are working on.

Use the transcription editor for crowdsourcing

Transkribus is often used for crowdsourcing and citizen science projects where volunteers contribute their time and expertise to produce large amounts of training data for the automated recognition of large corpora.

Prepare a scholarly digital edition

Transcribe, edit, and annotate your documents with ease, and produce high-quality scholarly editions. These can be shared conveniently with your target audience by setting up a Transkribus Sites website – no need to export your data and re-import them into a separate solution, or to build your own website etc.

Collaborate on your documents

Transkribus comes with a number of collaborative features that let you work on your document collections together with others. Every time you save a transcription, it will be saved as a new version of your document, so changes can be easily attributed to a user.

Start unlocking the past with Transkribus

Leverage the power of Transkribus to get the most out of your historical documents.