HISTORIC 17th & 18th CENTURY MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS MADE FULLY SEARCHABLE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Posted: September 06, 2017

EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITHIN PRIMARY SOURCE PUBLISHING SEES ADAM MATTHEW DIGITAL AND PLANET-AI ENABLE FULL-TEXT SEARCH ACROSS DIGITISED MANUSCRIPTS

(Marlborough, UK – Wednesday 6th September 2017) Adam Matthew Digital is the first primary source publisher to work exclusively with Planet-AI, a science and R&D driven software company, to utilise Artificial Intelligence to offer transformative search capabilities with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) for its manuscript collections.

Planet AI’s ground breaking technology has been integrated into Adam Matthew Digital’s primary source platform for teaching and research and is now available as part of their latest release: Colonial America. Sourced from The National Archives UK, Colonial America offers access to thousands of handwritten cursive documents on North America from 1606-1822. Now for the first time, the essential documents are full text searchable, greatly enhancing the experience of researchers, and marking a turning point in the digital humanities.

“HTR has been one of the final holy grails; to make digitised manuscript content fully searchable is transformative technology that will now dramatically change teaching & research possibilities. AMD have been investigating the technology for several years and when we were introduced to Planet-AI’s ground-breaking technology we were very excited about integrating their AI search into our platform solution. Our developers have been working with Planet since 2016 to establish this integration and to see accurate search results from 17th century manuscript material is the most exciting use of technology I have seen in our industry.”

KHAL RUDIN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADAM MATTHEW

“Planet have been very eager to bring our HTR search solutions to the library and academic market. We have now brought together the best of Planet-AI’s technology (ArgusSearch) and AMD’s award winning primary source platform to showcase the exciting opportunities of using HTR to this community and we look forward to growing a successful partnership with AMD over the years to come.”

NELSON FERNANDES, VP GLOBAL SALES & CONSULTING, PLANET AI

The game-changing HTR technology is set to be released in both new and selected existing products published by Adam Matthew Digital, including East India Company, India Office Records from the British Library, 1595-1947. To find out more or to request a free 30-day trial to view HTR in action, contact info@amdigital.co.uk.

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About Planet-AI (www.planet.de) : Planet-AI, a personally-funded startup with offices in Germany (Raben Steinfeld and Rostock), offering award-winning, innovative and cutting-edge technology with research and development at its core. Planet-AI is a science and R&D driven software company with deep roots in artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks. We bring to market software toolkits (SDK) that are dedicated to image analysis and data extraction from historical to everyday documents. Integrated into end-to-end partner applications or operating systems.

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