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