Monday 24 October 2011

Registration starts from 9.00 onwards. The conference will be opened at 10.00.

  

BLOCK 1: OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

  

 

BLOCK 2: FRAMEWORK AND EVALUATION

  • Experiences in mass digitisation: examining OCR quality by Paul Fogel (University of California, California Digital Library) 
  • The IMPACT Interoperability Framework – Workflows for OCR and beyond by Clemens Neudecker (KB)
  • IMPACT Evaluation tools, ground truth and datasets by Stefan Pletschacher (University of Salford)

   

 

BLOCK 3: TOOLS FOR IMPROVED TEXT RECOGNITION

  • ABBYY FineReader: IMPACT improvements by Michael Fuchs (ABBYY Europe)
  • IBM Adaptive OCR engine and CONCERT Cooperative Correction by Asaf Tzadok (IBM Haifa Research Lab)
  • Crowdsourcing in the Digitalkoot project by Majlis Bremer-Laamanen  (National library of Finland)
  • The Functional Extension Parser: A Document Understanding Platform by Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck)
  • Postcorrection in IMPACT by Ulrich Reffle (CIS group, University of Munich)

 

Evening Social Event: Dinner at Smithy's, Leek Street, London 

Smithy's Restaurant and Wine Bar is within walking distance of The British Library. This dinner is included in the registration fee. More information: http://www.smithyslondon.com/

 

 

 

Tuesday 25 October 2011

    

  • Keynote: OCR and the transformation of the Humanities by Gregory Crane (Professor & Chair, Department of Classics, Tufts University)

 

BLOCK 4: LANGUAGE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

  • Overview of language work in IMPACT by Katrien Depuydt (INL) 
  • Evaluation of lexicon supported OCR and Information Retrieval by Jesse de Does (INL) 
  • CLARIN and IMPACT: Crossing Paths by Steven Krauwer (CLARIN coordinator, University of Utrecht)

  

 

BLOCK 5: IMPACT CENTRE OF COMPETENCE

  • The EC Digital Agenda and official launch of the IMPACT Centre of Competence by Khalil Rouhana (European Commission - Director for digital content and cognitive systems in DG Information Society and Media)
  • Introduction to the IMPACT Centre of Competence by Aly Conteh (BL) and Hildelies Balk-Pennington de Jongh (KB)

  

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS
- Each session will be held twice so participants have the option to attend 2 out of 3 sessions -

  • Research session: Presentation and discussion of state of the art research tools for document analysis and OCR, hosted by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (University of Salford)
  • Language session: Presentation and demonstration of the IMPACT language tools & resources in further detail, hosted by Katrien Depuydt (INL)
  • Digitisation tips session: Meet the expert: questions & answers on digitisation issues, hosted by Aly Conteh (The British Library)

  

The final wrap up of the conference will end at 17.30