Interactief postcorrectie systeem – Jesse de Does #impactdemo

February 16, 2011
Jesse de Does van het INL presenteert nog een manier van postcorrectie: de correctie van meerdere woorden met dezelfde fout. Hier is een speciale postcorrectie tool voor ontwikkeld in IMPACT door de Universiteit van Munchen (LMU). Zonder specifieke verrijking van…

Introductie door Project Director Hildelies Balk #impactdemo

February 16, 2011
Hildelies Balk introduces the project. The IMPACT consortium was formed 2007 in the EC Seventh Framework Programme for Research & Development and started on 1 January 2008. What are the challenges for OCR? Warping of text Shine through / bleed…

IMPACT KB Demo Dag is begonnen!

February 16, 2011
De dag is gestart! De meeste mensen zijn binnen en het afdelingshoofd, tevens waarnemend Algemeen Directeur Hans Jansen opent nu de dag inclusief een premiere van IMPACT The Movie! Later te zien op internet. Veel plezier vandaag! Lotte Wilms

Live coverage of Dutch IMPACT demo day (KB) on 16 February 2011

February 15, 2011
This is the first of the IMPACT Demonstration Days in 2011. The events will be held in the language of the hosting institution, so please keep an eye out for a Demonstration near you! Although this event will be held…

Agenda for KB IMPACT Demo Day now available

February 10, 2011
The agenda for the KB Demo Day on 16 February is now available for download.Registration is still possible via this form. If you register later than 14 February, please also send an e-mail to the Project Office to confirm your registration.…

End of the workshop!

May 7, 2010
The workshop wrapped up with a testing Q&A from delegates about the potential uses and availability of the IMPACT Tools.  A full account of that session will follow next week, along with videos of each of the presentations. All that…

Tools for Document Image Analysis

May 7, 2010 Ioannis Pratikakis of the NCSR – National Center for Scientific Research – “Demokritos” now provides a live demo of various image pre-processing tools.  By combining various familiar algorithms used to binarise images, an operator can get a…

Overview of the IMPACT Project

May 7, 2010
Aly Conteh returns to the stage to explain the context in which IMPACT sees itself operating.  He explains first of all The British Library’s particular interest in the project: even material that had already been digitised had not always been…

Second IMPACT Workshop Kick-Off

May 7, 2010
Alojz Androvic of Univerzitná knižnica v Bratislave (University Library Bratislava) gives a formal welcome to all delegates to this second IMPACT workshop.  He explains that the Library is “ninety years young” and therefore still very much in development; he welcomes…

Second IMPACT Workshop – two days to go!

May 5, 2010
The next installment in our series of IMPACT workshops is only two days away, and while the last preparations are taking place to ensure a smooth event, I wanted to tell you what to expect here on the blog: For…

Impressionen und “Auf Wiedersehen”

March 11, 2010
The first ever IMPACT Workshop came to a succesful conclusion, as does its coverage here on the blog. Less ‘live’ than we had planned, but still useful, I hope. With some photographic impressions from the event I want to say…

Plenumsdiskussion mit allen Referenten

March 11, 2010
Anmerkung: Das Protokoll gibt die Diskussion nicht wörtlich, sondern nur sinngemäß wieder. Sven Schlarb konnte leider nicht an der Abschlussdiskussion teilnehmen. Frage von Ralf Stockmann: 300 dpi bitonal sind für leicht zu erkennendes OCR-Material ausreichend, im Zweifel sind dafür aber…

Fallstudie II: Aufbau und Verwendung spezieller Lexika bei der Digitalisierung historischer Kollektionen

March 5, 2010
Christoph Ringlstetter vom Centrum für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung der Ludwig Maximilians-Universität berichtete über die Erstellung historischer Lexika im Rahmen von IMPACT. Für welche Periode nutzen spezielle Historika überhaupt? Projekt deckt 16. bis 18. Jahrhundert ab, je weiter…

Technische Schwierigkeiten!

March 4, 2010
Wegen technischer Schwierigkeitne müssen wir die Berichterstattung auf dem Blog unterbrechen! Einträge für die noch fehlenden Vorträge  und die weiteren Videos folgen demnächst!

Optische Zeichen Erkennung (OCR) – Einführung & Überblick

March 4, 2010
Michael Fuchs von Abbyy Europe bot einen Überblick über OCR (Optical Character Recognition – Optische Zeichenerkennung), und die Arbeit von Abbyy in IMPACT. Nach einem kurzen Überblick über die Geschichte und die Produkte von Abbyy begann Herr…

Begrüßung und Einführung in den Workshop

March 4, 2010
After a short greeting by Klaus Kempf, head of the Department of Acquisition, Collection Development and Cataloguing at the Bavarian State Library (BSB), Fedor Bochow presented the goals and programme of the day. Please excuse the bad sound quality of…

Der Workshop hat begonnen! – The Workshop has begun!

March 4, 2010
A warm welcome all delegates of the first IMPACT workshop, held at the Bavarian State Library, Munich, March 4th, 2010. This blog will present written notes, video captures and presentations to all speeches. As the workshop is held in German,…

Registration open: First IMPACT Workshop in Munich – Erster IMPACT Workshop in München

January 21, 2010
First IMPACT Workshop on March 4, 2010, in Munich, Germany The MDZ (Munich DigitiZation Centre) will host a (German-speaking) workshop of the EU-funded project IMPACT on March 4, 2010, presenting the different challenges of full-text digitisation. Several examples will show…

Welcome to the IMPACT project blog

December 17, 2009
IMPACT is a project funded by the European Commission. It aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitisation of the European cultural heritage. IMPACT as…