OCR/NER workshop at the DH Summer School (Leuven, 8 September)
OCR/NER workshop at the DH Summer School (Leuven, 8 September) OCR/NER workshop at the DH Summer School (Leuven, 8 September) OCR/NER workshop at the DH Summer School (Leuven, 8 September)

logo_kuleuvenIn the course of 2014, colleagues from various divisions of the University Library of KU Leuven (Belgium) were involved in testing tools for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and NER (Named Entity Recognition), developed in the framework of the Support action Centre for Competence in Digitisation (Succeed). Continue reading

Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation
Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation

The Impact Centre of Competence and Open Preservation foundation has organized the ‘Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation’, that will take place September, 18th, in Poznan (Poland) during the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.

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Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2)
Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2) Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2) Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2)

On 2 October 2014, the Succeed project organised a technical workshop on the interoperability of digitization platforms at the National library of the Netherlands in The Hague. 19 researchers, librarians, and computer scientists from several European countries participated in the workshop.

The afternoon programme of the workshop further included a number of interactive sessions.

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Digitisation Days Round Table: Future research for the digital library
Digitisation Days Round Table: Future research for the digital library Digitisation Days Round Table: Future research for the digital library Digitisation Days Round Table: Future research for the digital library

At the Digitisation Days, a round table meeting was organized, on 20 May, to obtain input from stakeholders regarding future research to further the development of the digital library. In addition, stakeholders were asked to give their view on the role of Centres of Competence in this. The discussion was structured around the topics USERS, ACCESS and DATA.

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Call for papers: Multilinguality in historical documents
Call for papers: Multilinguality in historical documents

Multilinguality in historical documents -challenges and solutions for digital humanities (MHist) . 7 July, 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland
Full-day Workshop organised in conjunction with the Digital Humanities 2014 Conference

Workshop endorsed by the ACL-SIGHUM Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities

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Working together to improve text digitisation techniques
Working together to improve text digitisation techniques Working together to improve text digitisation techniques

2nd Succeed hackathon at the University of Alicante

Is there anyone out there still thinking that a hackathon is a malicious break-in?

Far from it. It is the best way for developers and researchers to get together and work on new tools and innovations. The2nd developers workshop / hackathon organised on 10-11 April by the Succeed Project was a case in point: bringing together people to work on new ideas and new inspiration for better OCR. The event was held in the Claude Shannon room of the Department of Software and Computing Systems (DLSI) of the University of Alicante, Spain. Claude Shannon was a famous mathematician and engineer and is also known as the “father of information theory”. So it seemed a good place to have a hackathon!

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