IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Digitisation & OCR: Better, faster, cheaper

Solutions of the IMPACT Centre of Competence and future challenges


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The final conference of the IMPACT project will take place on 24-25 October 2011 at the British Library in London. At this conference, the final tools and services of IMPACT will be presented, along with related research in the field of OCR and language technology. Please join us for this two day conference to find out more about the project outputs and how you can use them in your own digitisation initiatives.

Conference Programme

  • Monday 24 October 2011: Introduction and Operational Context, the IMPACT Framework and OCR evaluation, Tools for improved text recognition. 

  • Tuesday 25 October 2011: Language tools and resources, the IMPACT Centre of Competence, Parallel sessions on State of the art research tools for document analysis and OCR, IMPACT language tools & resources and Digitisation tips (Meet the expert).

Both days will feature key speakers from outside of the project, in addition to experts from the IMPACT consortium. Further details are available on the Conference programme page.

To register for the conference (at a rate of 120 GBP), please visit:

By preference, please make bookings online, however if this is impossible, it is also possible to book by telephone on +44 1937 546546.

The Box Office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Location and travel information
Please check the Travel information page for more information on how to reach The British Library and hotels near the conference location.


The IMPACT conference will be recorded for use on the IMPACT blog and website. In case you prefer not to be filmed or photographed please inform us at the registration desk.  


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