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Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents

Objective

"The overall objective of READ is to implement a Virtual Research Environment where archivists, humanities scholars, computer scientists and volunteers are collaborating with the ultimate goal of boosting research, innovation, development and usage of cutting edge technology for the automated recognition, transcription, indexing and enrichment of handwritten archival documents. This Virtual Research Environment will not be built from the ground up, but will benefit from research, tools, data and resources generated in multiple national and EU funded research and development projects and provide a basis for sustaining the network and the technology in the future. This ICT based e-infrastructure will address the Societal Challenge mentioned in Europe in a Changing World namely the ""transmission of European cultural heritage"" and the ""uses of the past"" as one of the core requirements of a reflective society. Based on research and innovation enabled by the READ Virtual Research Environment we will be able to explore and access hundreds of kilometres of archival documents via full-text search and therefore be able to open up one of the last hidden treasures of Europe's rich cultural hertitage."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/media and communications/library science/archives

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 118 150

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 675 100
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 577 513,75
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 504 039,48
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 836 437,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KANSALLISARKISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 532 750
Address
Rauhankatu 17
00171 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 729 383
Address
Malet Street Senate House
WC1E 7HU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 459 900
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 811 248,75
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XEROX

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 225 258
Address
33 Rue Des Vanesses Immeuble Exelmans
93420 Villepinte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIREKTION DER JUSTIZ UND DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 293 125
Address
Neumuhlequai 10
8090 Zürich
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 614 600
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIOZESE PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 000
Address
Domplatz 7
94032 Passau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 178 161,52
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAVER FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 363 867,50
Address
89 Rue Reaumur
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 180
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments