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IMProving ACcess to Text

Projektbeschreibung


Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning
IMPACT will push innovation in OCR and language technologies for historical document processing and retrieval and build digitisation capacity in Europe

Text that is not digital is virtually invisible. Today's readers search the internet for electronically accessible texts rather than visit the reading room of a library. Born-digital and digitised contemporary materials contain the richness that allows tools such as text mining and the semantic web to offer superior accessibility but the story is very different for historic documents. A vital part of the European heritage, encompassing more than four centuries of historic books and bound periodicals is becoming less and less visible to the public at large.

With the i2010 vision of a European Digital Library, the EU has launched an ambitious plan for large scale digitisation projects transforming Europe's printed heritage into digitally available resources. However, lack of institutional knowledge and expertise slows down the pace with which this vision can be realised. The state of the art in OCR performance and machine understanding of the original document is inadequate, especially for historically important material with archaic fonts and spellings, newspapers with complex layouts, bound volumes, microfilm or typescript.

The IMPACT project will remove many of these barriers. The project will push innovation in OCR technology and language technology for historical document processing and retrieval, and share expertise to build capacity in digitisation across Europe. During the project, a Centre of Competence will be set up in order to provide a central service entry point for all libraries, archives and museums involved in the digitisation of textual material.

The consortium brings together twenty-six national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial suppliers who will share their know-how and best practices, develop innovative tools to enhance the capabilities of OCR engines and the accessibility of digitised text and lay down the foundations for the mass-digitisation programmes that will take place over the next decade.

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FP7-ICT-2007-1
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KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK
Adresse
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Niederlande
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 367 128
Kontakt Verwaltung
Hildelies Balk (Mrs)

Beteiligte (29)

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Österreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 818 358
Adresse
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Kurt Habitzel (Dr)
OSTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Österreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 619 995
Adresse
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Maria Bernklau (Frau)
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Bulgarien
EU-Beitrag
€ 0
Adresse
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 2
1113 Sofia
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Stoyan Mihov (Dr.)
NACIONALNA BIBLIOTEKA SV SV CYRIL I METODIJ (St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library)
Bulgarien
EU-Beitrag
€ 30 000
Adresse
Vasil Levski Blvd
1037 Sofia
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Tatyana Dimitrova (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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Bulgarien
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€ 66 800
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G Bonchev Street 25 A
1113 Sofia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Stoyan Mihov (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Tschechien
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€ 32 600
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Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Karel Kučera (Prof.)
NARODNI KNIHOVNA CESKE REPUBLIKY
Tschechien
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€ 35 345
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Klementinum 190
110 01 Praha 1
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Tomas Foltyn (Mr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Deutschland
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€ 882 536
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Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Klaus U. Schulz (Prof.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Deutschland
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€ 738 800
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Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
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Hiltraud Casper-Hehne (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Deutschland
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€ 310 325
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Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt
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Rolf Flormann (-)
BAYERISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK
Deutschland
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€ 437 600
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Ludwigstrasse 16
80539 Munchen
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Markus Brantl (Dr.)
FUNDACION BIBLIOTECA VIRTUAL MIGUELDE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA
Spanien
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€ 9 000
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Paseo De La Castellana
28046 Madrid
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Other
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Rossanna Pinna (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spanien
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€ 70 350
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Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
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Carolina Fernández Lopez (Ms.)
BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL DE ESPANA
Spanien
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€ 28 640
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Paseo De Recoletos
28071 Madrid
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Belén Llera (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Frankreich
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€ 84 003
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Other
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Anne Florence Remy (Ms.)
BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE
Frankreich
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€ 209 172
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Quai Francois Mauriac 11
75013 Paris
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Gérald Grunberg (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
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€ 971 493
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End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
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Marina Fontara (Mrs.)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
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€ 1 262 250
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94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
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Efrat Shalom-Hillman (Mrs.)
STICHTING INSTITUUT VOOR DE NEDERLANDSE TAAL
Niederlande
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€ 1 292 300
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Rapenburg 61
2311 GJ Leiden
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Petra Belt (Mrs.)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Polen
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€ 66 550
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Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
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Agnieszka Dominiak (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Polen
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€ 58 080
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Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
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Diana Pustula (Ms.)
ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC
Russland
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€ 512 812
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21 Bratislavskaya Street, Building 1
109451 Moscow
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Andrey Isaev (Mr.)
NARODNA IN UNIVERZITETNA KNJIZNICA
Slowenien
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€ 50 100
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Turjaska 1
1000 Ljubljana
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Alenka Kavčič-Čolić (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slowenien
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€ 74 300
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Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
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Research Organisations
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Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
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€ 504 720
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Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Hazel Wallis (Ms)
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
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€ 586 815
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96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
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Aly Conteh (Mr)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 1 043 839
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The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
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Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Dr)
UNIVERSITE DE NANCY 2

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Frankreich
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€ 0
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Rue Baron Louis 25
54001 Nancy
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UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
Frankreich
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€ 0
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Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
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