OCR-D - Phase III
In February 2020, the DFG published a call for proposals to continue the OCR-D project in a third project phase. The goal of this phase is the implementation of the OCR-D software in institutions that maintain and process collections. Four implementation and three module projects were approved by the DFG.
On 30 July, our kick-off workshop took place, heralding phase III of OCR-D. The team of the Coordination Project introduced objectives and communications channels of phase III, gave an insight into the current status and plans of the OCR-D software, the Web API and the handling of Ground Truth Data in OCR-D. Furthermore, the Coordination Project presented Best Practices of Software Developing in OCR-D, including ideas for the community on how to contribute. In addition, the implementation and module projects presented themselves to the interested community and to our cooperation partners.
- Integration of Kitodo and OCR-D for productive mass digitisation (UB Braunschweig, SLUB Dresden, UB Mannheim)
- OPERANDI: OCR-D Performance Optimisation and Integration (SUB Göttingen, GWDG)
- OCR4all libraries – full text recognition of historical collections (GEI Braunschweig, HCI and ZPD of the University of Würzburg)
- ODEM: OCR-D extension for mass digitization (ULB Sachsen-Anhalt)