From the Paft to the Fiiture: a Fully Automatic NMT and Word Embeddings Method for OCR Post-Correction

05/25/2020 ∙ by Mika Hämäläinen, et al. ∙ 1

A great deal of historical corpora suffer from errors introduced by the OCR (optical character recognition) methods used in the digitization process. Correcting these errors manually is a time-consuming process and a great part of the automatic approaches have been relying on rules or supervised machine learning. We present a fully automatic unsupervised way of extracting parallel data for training a character-based sequence-to-sequence NMT (neural machine translation) model to conduct OCR error correction.

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