Workshop: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the mass digitisation of textual materials: Improving Access to Text

24 September 2009 – UKOLN, University of Bath
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/ocr-2009/

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FREE one-day workshop for

* Collection holders in HE and Cultural Heritage organisations
* Users of digitised content for teaching, learning and research

This workshop is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as
part of a series of workshops & seminars on Achievements & Challenges in
Digitisation & e-Content
.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the
current state-of-the-art in the digitisation of historical texts
, to look at
improvements in digitisation techniques currently being explored in research
projects such as the EU-funded IMPACT project, and to explore how Optical
Character Recognition (OCR) is used in practical digitisation
contexts and
workflows.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to investigate
the opportunities and challenges of the scholarly use of what is an
ever-increasing range of digitised content, supporting new interdisciplinary
ways of exploring cultural and social history, philology, and the history of
ideas.

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