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NewsEye: A Digital Investigator for Historical Newspapers

Objective

Newspapers collect information about cultural, political and social events in a more detailed way than any other public record. Since their beginnings in the 17th century they are recording billions of events, stories and names, in almost every language, every country and every day. Newspapers were always an important medium for the dissemination of public and political opinions, literary works, essays and art. This thematic wealth sets them at the center stage for anyone interested in European cultural heritage.

In the last decades, tens of millions of newspaper pages from European libraries have been digitized and made available online, while national libraries will intensify their digitization efforts in the coming years. There is large demand for access to historical newspapers. At this very moment, probably thousands of European citizens are accessing digitized versions of historical newspapers utilizing digital library services. Whilst the broad public shows general interest in this historical and cultural resource, it is of crucial importance for many humanities scholars.

The NewsEye project involves national libraries, humanities and social science research groups and computer science research groups. It addresses a number of challenges, which will result in significant scientific advances, in several directions:
* in text recognition, text analysis, natural language processing, computational creativity and natural language generation, with regard to historical newspapers but also more universally,
* in digital newspaper research, addressing a number of editorial issues like OCR and article separation,
* in digital humanities, in respect to huge amounts of text material, availability of useful tools and possibilities of searching and browsing,
* in history, in terms of analyzing historical assets with new methods across different language corpora.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage

Coordinator

LA ROCHELLE UNIVERSITE
Net EU contribution
€ 739 750,00
Address
Avenue Albert-einstein 23
17031 La Rochelle
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Charente-Maritime

Participants (8)

OSTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 169 883,75
Address
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 896 032,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 297 500,00
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TRANSIDEE TRANSFERZENTRUM UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 127 500,00
Address
Ict Technologie Park Technickerstrasse 21A
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
 
BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 129 375,00
Address
Quai Francois Mauriac 11
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 406 023,75
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
UNIVERSITE PAUL-VALERY MONTPELLIER3
France
Net EU contribution
€ 129 375,00
Address
Route De Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 103 125,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00