BL Demo Day - July2011 - (1) Introduction to IMPACT

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Slides from Aly Conteh's introduction to IMPACT project at the British Library Demo-day on the 12th July 2011.

Making Text Digitisation - Faster, Better & Cheaper

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  • DDD: Krantentitel:     Courante uyt Italien , Duytslandt , &c . Datum, editie:    14-06-1618, Dag Uitgever:    Caspar van Hilten Plaats van Uitgave:    Amsterdam. Actual selection from online database
  • 26 IMPACT partners spread throughout Europe, Israel, Russia About 130 people involved in the project
  • ASM Alicante
  • BL Demo Day - July2011 - (1) Introduction to IMPACT

    1. 1. IMPACT Text digitisation: Faster, Better, Cheaper
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>EU i2010 vision: create a European Digital Library: all Cultural Heritage online </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition to speed up the process of mass digitisation in order to produce massive corpus of digitised material online, create a ‘critical mass’ </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised material is becoming available too slowly, in too small quantities and from too few sources </li></ul><ul><li>Users expect full text – not just images </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed performance of OCR for historic text </li></ul>
    3. 3. Historical text: typical OCR results
    4. 4. Language Challenges The Morning Chronicle  (London, England), Saturday, May 18, 1816; Issue 14678
    5. 5. Measuring OCR Accuracy
    6. 6. Bleed through Stains Tight binding Holes/tears Creases Paper quality Inconsistent inking Dirt Stamps Printer errors Animals Repairs Lamination
    7. 7. The IMPACT Vision <ul><li>We make digitisation of historical printed text in Europe better, faster and cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>We provide tools, services and facilities for further advancement of the State of the Art in this field </li></ul>Five key outcomes of the project will lead to fulfilling this vision 
    8. 9. The IMPACT project – overview <ul><li>Consortium of 26 partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good mix of public and private partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users, researchers and industry work together to find solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each established in a large international network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coordinated by the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) </li></ul><ul><li>Large-scale Integrating Project </li></ul><ul><li>EU funding: € 12 100 000 (FP7 ICT Work Programme) </li></ul><ul><li>Start date: 1 January 2008 (extended feb-april 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>From 2012: sustainable Centre of Competence with alternative resources </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, over 1 25 people across Europe, Israel and Russia involved in the project </li></ul>

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