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IMProving ACcess to Text

Descrizione del progetto


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IMPACT will push innovation in OCR and language technologies for historical document processing and retrieval and build digitisation capacity in Europe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 The project will push innovation in OCR technology and language technology for historical document processing and retrieval, and share expertise to build capacity in digitisation across Europe.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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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK
Indirizzo
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Paesi Bassi
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 1 367 128
Contatto amministrativo
Hildelies Balk (Mrs)

Partecipanti (29)

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

Partecipazione conclusa

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

Partecipazione conclusa

Francia
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Rue Baron Louis 25
54001 Nancy
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments