Monday 26. September 2011 / Age: 10 yrs

German IMPACT Demo day - 11 October, BSB, Munich


By: Mark-Oliver Fischer

Turning Historical Documents into Digital Full Texts – Results of OCR Research: IMPACT Demo Day


The Munich DigitiZation Center (MDZ) of the Bavarian State Library invites you to Munich on Tuesday 11 October, for the conference “Results of OCR Research: IMPACT Demo Day” (in German).


 Part of a two-day event entitled “Historische Dokumente auf dem Weg zum digitalen Volltext – Turning Historical Documents into Digital Full Texts”, this Demo Day, jointly organised by the Munich DigitiZation Center and the Austrian National Library, will present research results and tools from the EU-funded IMPACT Project (Improving Access to Text). It will focus on the challenges involved in creating searchable full text from historical documents, and show the tools and solutions created by IMPACT to resolve these challenges. It will also detail how project outputs will be made available once the project ends (December 2011). The event is open to anyone, but is mainly aimed at German-speaking representatives from libraries, museums and archives.


On the following day, Wednesday 12 October, the Munich DigitiZation Center presents the conference “Insights from Practical Experience: OCR, Full Texts and Forms of Presentation”, which will focus on the results of a number of full-text digitisation projects, detailing the particular issues presented by different types of source material. OCR software solutions will be compared, along with a number of post-capture processing tools and techniques, including crowdsourcing to improve OCR.


For more information about the programme and registration, please visit the link below. The deadline for registration is 25 September. Please remember, the events will be German-speaking only.