“Tikkoun Sofrim” (Hebrew for “Scribal Correction”) is a joint French-Israeli project to integrate the wisdom of the masses to digitalize ancient manuscripts using Handwritten Text-Recognition. Tikkoun Sofrim combines the power of automatic Handwritten Text-Recognition and the naked eye – through crowdsourcing. Via the Tikkoun Sofrim website, registered as well as anonymous users check the automated transcription and manually correct mistakes. The corrections also serve to improve the kraken HTR reading engine as it learns from the inputted revisions.
RENATER and IUCC, the high-speed R&E networks of France and Israel are essential enablers of this project.