In Codice Ratio

In Codice Ratio is a research project that aims at developing novel methods and tools to support content analysis and knowledge discovery from large collections of historical documents. The goal is to provide humanities scholars with novel tools to conduct data-driven studies over large historical sources. The project concentrates on the collections of the Vatican Apostolic Archives and the State Archive of Rome. We are developing a full-fledged system to automatically transcribe the contents of the manuscripts. We have designed a principled solution that relies on deep learning neural networks.


Roma Tre University
CNR, Italy
Vatican Apostolic Archive
State Archive of Rome
Chamber of Deputies, Italian Parliament

Project Team

Paolo Merialdo and Serena Ammirati (Roma Tre University)
Marco Maiorino (Vatican Apostolic Archive)
Fernando Ferri (CNR)
Maria Beatrice Benedetto and Angelo Restaino (State Archive of Rome)


Regione Lazio and Roma Tre University