European Conference on OCR and Mass Digitisation

From the IMPACT project, a European Union project which is aiming to create a centre of excellent for the digitisation of textual cultural heritage

Introduction

On 6 and 7 April 2009 the IMPACT project will organise a conference on OCR in mass digitisation projects. This conference will focus on exchanging views with other researchers and suppliers in the OCR field, as well as presenting some preliminary results from the first year of the IMPACT project.

Tentative programme

Monday 6 April 2009: New advances in OCR technology, such as collaborative correction and adaptive OCR techniques, a possible way forward for future large-scale digitisation programmes.

Tuesday 7 April 2009: Current and future challenges facing OCR technology, such as image enhancement and linguistic issues that come up when digitising historical text material.

Both days will feature key speakers from outside of the project, in addition to experts from the IMPACT consortium (to be announced in the near future).

Each day’s programme will last from 10.00 – 18.00, with a conference dinner on the first day.

Practical information

The venue will be the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB – National Library of the Netherlands) in The Hague. There is a maximum of 150 participants. Registration is now possible at an early bird fee of € 95. After 1 January 2009, the regular fee will be € 110. This fee includes coffee breaks, lunches and a conference dinner on Monday 6 April.

2 thoughts on “European Conference on OCR and Mass Digitisation

  1. Anders Chr. Larsen

    Att. IMPACT Project
    I would very much like to attend the Conference on OCR and Mass Digitisation, as I´m part of the project group of the Danish newspaper digitisation project, together with the Danish State Library. The conference looks very promising.

    But where do I post my registration for the conference and how do I pay the fee?

    Best regards
    Anders Chr. Larsen
    Infomedia A/S

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