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This page provides an overview of 29 articles related to 'ocr', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website. OCR makes it possible to edit the text, search for a word or phrase, store it more compactly, display or print a copy free of scanning artifacts, and apply techniques such as machine translation, text-to-speech and text mining to it. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Optical character recognition)

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Metadata related to 'ocr' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'ocr': 29 (1.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'ocr' across all Ariadne articles: 168
  • Average number of references to 'ocr' per Ariadne article: 5.79
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'ocr': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'ocr': 0.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'ocr':

  1. jeanna nikolov-ramirez gaviria (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. yola park (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lieke ploeger (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. fedor bochow (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Digitisation and e-Delivery of Theses from ePrints Soton

Julian Ball and Christine Fowler describe the partnership between the University of Southampton’s Library Digitisation Unit and its institutional repository for digitising and hosting theses.

March 2014, issue72, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

July 2012, issue69, editorial

Launching a New Community-owned Content Service

Caren Milloy describes some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned by JISC Collections during the development of JISC eCollections.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Marieke Guy reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.

March 2012, issue68, event report

From Passive to Active Preservation of Electronic Records

Heather Briston and Karen Estlund provide a narrative of the process adopted by the University of Oregon in order to integrate electronic records management into its staff's workflow.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia

Rose Holley describes a major development in the Australian national digital information infrastructure.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation

Lieke Ploeger, Yola Park, Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria, Clemens Neudecker, Fedor Bochow and Michael Day report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

Data Preservation and Long-term Analysis in High-Energy Physics

Richard Mount reports on the First Workshop on Data Preservation and Long-Term Analysis in High-Energy Physics, held at DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron), Hamburg, Germany, on 26-28 January 2008.

January 2009, issue58, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2009, issue58, news and events

Europeana: An Infrastructure for Adding Local Content

Rob Davies describes a Best Practice Network under the eContentPlus Programme to make available locally sourced digital content to the Europeana Service.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

ECDL 2007

Mahendra Mahey, Emma Tonkin and Robert John Robertson report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too...

David E. Bennett reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

Recasting the Past: Digital Histories

Vanessa Carr reports on a one day conference about digitising historical records, held jointly by the Association for History and Computing UK and the Royal Historical Society.

January 2005, issue42, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2004, issue40, news and events

WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites?

Dey Alexander reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

JSTOR

Daniel Holden reports on his trip to the United States to visit colleagues at JSTOR, a not-for-profit organisation creating a digital archive collection of scholarly journals

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes

Ian Bloor reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.

May 1997, issue9, event report

SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library

Creagh Cole describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45

Ross Coleman describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.

March 1997, issue8, project update

ILEJ: Internet Library of Early Journals

Hugh Wellesley-Smith turns back the clock with a description of the Internet Library for early journals digitisation project.

July 1996, issue4, project update

ELVIRA

Tessa Bruce from the ResIDe eLib project describes the recent high profile electronic libraries conference hosted by De Montfort University.

May 1996, issue3, event report

Anoraks and cardigans (2): New Text Search Engines, Bath, April 1996

Nigel Ford, who gave the summary address, gives us his impressions of the April 1996 Infonortics conference n Bath on text retrieval.

May 1996, issue3, event report

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