Once you have taken the trouble to tag one or more documents, there are several ways to use this “added value” outside of Transkribus. The tags can be easily exported as an Excel spreadsheet using Transkribus’ export tool.
From there you have many options. We had conducted our “tagging experiment” to see if this would be a good way to visualize the geographical distribution of our documents. At the same time, this map should allow access to the digitized documents in the presenter.
All in all we are satisfied with the result of the experiment. You can select specific years or periods of time, search for locations and use the points on the map to access the documents.
In the end, however, the effort for this kind of tagging has proven to be so high that we cannot afford it within the scope of this project. But there are other ways to use tags in export, which we will write about in the next post.