In 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
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.
The 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing – HIP’15 will take place on August 22, 2015, the day before ICDAR at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Gammarth (Tunisia) on the border of the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
Succeed has organized an Interoperability Workshop to discuss best practices and possibilities for cooperation on a technical level between European Centres of Competence and Digital infrastructures. The workshop will take place on Thursday 2 October 2014 at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.
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.
Join our creative, Round Table workshop on Tuesday morning, 20th May, 9.00-11.00, to shape future research and funding in digitisation and how Centres of Competence can support these objectives in cooperation with researchers and cultural heritage institutions.
Multilinguality in historical documents -challenges and solutions for digital humanities (MHist) . 7 July, 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland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
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!
On the 10th and 11th of April 2014 at the University of Alicante, the Succeed project held a hackathon whose aim was to look at improving the state-of-the-art open-source tools for the digitisation of textual content such as books and newspapers.