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REE-HDSC

Recognizing Extracted Entities for the Historical Database Suriname Curacao

The Historical Database Suriname and Curacao (HDSC) creates a data infrastructure of inhabitants of Suriname and Curacao (1828-1950). Digitizing the complete civil registry of both countries will allow researchers to study the social, cultural, and demographic history of two tropical colonial societies rooted in slavery and indentured labour. Furthermore, making all data publicly accessible facilitates family history research.

Currently, we work on the transcription of the civil registry via the crowdsourcing platform HET VOLK (https://hetvolk.org/). The hundreds of thousands certificates will take years to transcribe with citizen scientists. Therefore, we explore how automated handwritten text recognition (HTR) technology and entity recognition can be integrated into the workflow.

Participating organisations

Radboud University Nijmegen
Nationaal Archief Curaçao
Netherlands eScience Center
Social Sciences & Humanities
Social Sciences & Humanities

Impact

Output

Team

Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge
Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge
Lead Applicant
Radboud University Nijmegen
Björn Quanjer
Björn Quanjer
Researcher
Radboud University Nijmegen
Thunnis van Oort
Thunnis van Oort
Researcher
Radboud Univeristy Nijmegen
Coen van Galen
Coen van Galen
Project Manager
Radboud University Nijmegen
Lisa Hoek
Lisa Hoek
Data Scientist
Radboud University Nijmegen
Jisk Attema
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Research Software Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Niels  Drost
Niels Drost
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center

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Related software

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Software developed in the project REE-HDSC (Recognizing Extracted Entities for the Historical Database Suriname Curacao, 2023-2024) of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Netherlands eScience Center.

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