Significantly improve access to historical text
  • Innovate OCR technology
    – By exploring the challenges using different approaches, rather than from just one side
    – By developing cutting-edge approaches such as collaborative correction
  • Provide innovative language technologies to remove the historical language barrier
  • Ensure the interoperability of the results
    – By defining an overall technical architecture and monitoring technical integration across all parts of the project
Take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitization of the European cultural heritage
  • Provide Best Practice guidance about the operational context for digitisation
  • Deliver a coherent programme of dissemination, training and demonstration aimed at capacity-building in and beyond participating institutions
  • Address the needs of end-users and holders of collections of material in languages other than English

Ensure that tools and services will be sustained after the end of the project
  • Build a network of competence centres in order to provide a single access point for all players involved in mass-digitisation and full-text generation
  • Define strategies for the exploitation of the results during the project