May 19 2014

The Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage (DAteCH) conference brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. 

The conference will take place at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, in the framework of the Digitisation Days (19-20 May, 2014) organised by the Succeed Support Action

The event aims to present, discuss and showcase techniques which lead potentially to:

  • Improved OCR and special OCR techniques for historical documents
  • Innovative views and tools for the exploitation of digital content by both experts and non-expert communities in the humanities
  • Advanced tools for a higher productivity and quality in the creation of useful digital content
  • New technologies to classify historical texts and sort large collections according to genre, language, time and place of birth, OCR quality, thematic fields, author, etc.
  • Improved treatment of historical languages (diachronic language development) and multilingualism
  • Advanced toolkits for querying and exploiting (clean or noisy) historical corpora and other linguistic resources
  • New mining techniques on historical text collections (addressing, e.g., historical text re-use, or person and event detection)
  • Procedures of enriching, structuring, annotating and interlinking historical texts and reference data.