The collections of natural history museums are huge: out of an estimated total of 3 billion specimens, only 6% have been digitised. And yet, only 15% of the information on these specimens is available, as much of it is only available on the handwritten or printed labels attached to the specimens. The automatic transcription of this information to populate databases is therefore a major challenge.
Within the framework of the European project Synthesys+, TEKLIA has developed in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of London a processing chain allowing the automatic recognition of information related to digitised specimens.
For more information, see * our paper Landscape Analysis for the Specimen Data Refinery * our blog post "TEKLIA joins the SYNTHESYS+ European project"