Feb 19, 2020

OCR-D at the DHd in Paderborn

The OCR-D funding initiative will be represented with several presentations at the DHd 2020, which will take place in Paderborn from 2-6 March.

In V15, on March 5, the OCR-D coordination project will discuss the results and perspectives of the funding initiative on the basis of four theses on full text transformation. In the same section, the colleagues of the module project for the development of a model repository and automatic font recognition for OCR-D will report on their findings on the use of fracture in German-language books. For further information on the presentations see the DHd programm.

Feb 3, 2020

Full texts - the future of old prints: OCR-D-Workshop in Bonn

The OCR-D workshop “Full texts - the future of old prints” will take place in Bonn on 12 February. The findings and desiderata of the DFG project will be presented and discussed there with a broad audience of developers, OCR experts, users and funding agencies.

Nov 20, 2019

Cooperation with Kitodo signed

Kitodo and OCR-D have signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the coordinated and sustainable development and provision of OCR software solutions for mass full text digitization. Kitodo is an open source software suite for the digitisation of cultural property and widely used in the library sector.

Aug 23, 2019

OCR-D at the ICDAR 2019 in Sydney

The OCR-D paper “okralact - a multi-engine Open Source OCR training system (Konstantin Baierer, Rui Dong, Clemens Neudecker) was accepted for the 5th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing HIP 2019 (https://www.primaresearch.org/hip2019/) in the context of the ICDAR Conference 2019 in Sydney (https://icdar2019.org/).

Aug 9, 2019

OCR-D auf EuropeanaTech Insights

On the occasion of DATeCH 2019, the online journal “EuropeanaTech Insights” dedicated its last issue to the topic of optical character recognition.

May 13, 2019

Best Paper Award for OCR-D at the DATeCH 2019

At the international conference “Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage 2019” (DATeCH2019) held in Brussels, the paper on OCR-D entitled “OCR-D: An end-to-end open-source OCR framework for historical documents” was awarded the Best Paper Award. The authors are Clemens Neudecker, Konstantin Baierer, Maria Federbusch, Kay-Michael Würzner, Matthias Boenig, Elisa Herrmann and Volker Hartmann.

Aug 31, 2018

OCR-D extended

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved an extension of the OCR-D project for another 18 months. The new funding phase will start in October 2018 and will therefore end in March 2020. This good news allows us to continue supporting the module projects and to consolidate the results. On the other hand, it will also allow the coordination committee’s own work packages to be continued and deepened.

Mar 28, 2018

OCR-D Kick-Off Meeting

From March 5th to 6th the big kick-off meeting of the module projects took place in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, which officially heralds the second phase of OCR-D.

Mar 6, 2017

Call for OCR-D module project proposals

The call for module projects within the framework of OCR-D can now be found online on the website of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (link to the call)

Dec 6, 2016

State Library in Berlin is New Project Partner of OCR-D

The coordinating body of OCR-D consists of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Berlin, in particular the German Text Archive, and now the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. In future, the SBB will take over the work of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which withdrew from the project on 31 August 2016.

Jun 1, 2016

The OCR-D project

OCR-D is a coordination project that is aimed at the further development of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) processes for historical prints.