We would like to invite you to the final conference of the IMPACT project, “Digitisation & OCR: Better, faster, cheaper. Solutions of the IMPACT Centre of Competence and future challenges” that will take place on 24-25 October 2011 at the British Library in London. At this conference IMPACT will present the final project results, along with related research in the field of OCR and language technology.
This event will also mark the official launch of the IMPACT Centre of Competence. This Centre is focused on making digitisation of historical printed text in Europe better, faster, cheaper by sharing expertise and providing access to tools for all parts of the digitisation workflow, as well as tools, services and facilities for further advancement of the State of the Art in this field.
The programme for the conference is now online on the conference webpage, highlights include: Khalil Rouhana (European Commission), Michael Fuchs (ABBYY Europe), Paul Fogel (California Digital Library), Clemens Neudecker (National library of the Netherlands), Asaf Tzadok (IBM Haifa Research Lab), Majlis Bremer-Laamanen (National Library of Finland), Katrien Depuydt (INL ) and Klaus Schulz (University of Munich), Stephen Krauwer (CLARIN coordinator, University of Utrecht).
More programme updates will be announced through conference webpage and Twitter (hashtag: #impactconf2011).