OCR-D Community

In OCR-D, we strive for maximum transparency and communication of our work internally as well as externally. The project is active on various platforms, which are mostly open to the professional public to read and participate.

Events and regular Calls

  • OCR-D TechCall – Take part in our technical discussions about OCR-D tools and issues; every second Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m. (Berlin Time): Link to agenda/minutes
  • OCR-D GT-Call – Take part in our discussions about Ground Truth Data; every second Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. (Berlin Time): Link to agenda/minutes
  • OCR-D Forum – Bring in your own questions and ideas and join our discussions on OCR(-D); every first Friday in a month, 10 to 11 a.m. (Berlin Time): Link to agenda/minutes

Participation and communication


  • Gitter – Follow up on our discussions and ask your own questions: We use the chat platform Gitter for short-term and low-threshold communication with each other: https://gitter.im/OCR-D/Lobby
  • GitHub – Try it out yourself: On GitHub you can find the latest status of our developmental work on the OCR-D framework and the module projects. In case of problems, open an issue or participate directly with pull requests! https://github.com/OCR-D
  • Wiki – Tutorials and more from and for the community: https://github.com/OCR-D/ocrd-website/wiki

Data and publications

Ground Truth Repository – Make use of our data: We collect our test and reference data in the Ground Truth Repository. You may use the data for your own training: https://ocr‑d.de/en/data

Technology Watch – In the Zotero group of OCR-D we collect relevant literature about OCR together with interested parties: Zotero list