IMPACT

IMPACT

IMProving ACcess to Text
IMPACT is a four-year project (2008-2012) financed in frame of the EU 7th Framework Programme. In 2010 IMPACT project came into its second phase which extended IMPACT consortium with new partners from France, Spain and Poland. IMPACT aims to significantly improve access to historical text and support all European players such as libraries and cultural institutions, but also companies, decision making bodies, funding agencies etc. with high level information concerning the mass-digitisation and transformation of historical texts.

IMPACT is coordinated by the National Library of the Netherlands, the sub-projects leaders are The British Library, University of Innsbruck and the Austrian National Library.

Poland is represented in the project by PSNC Digital Libraries Team (PSNC DLT) and Department of Formal Linguistics of the University of Warsaw (DFL UW). PSNC DLT is responsible for coordination of works lead by Polish partners, demonstration works concerning Polish hisrotical documents and connected with the OCR and information retrieval tools created in frame of the IMPACT project, leading dissemination activities in Poland and providing support for project in the scope of building a network of competence centres. DFL UW is responsible for language works concerning Polish historical documents in the scope of historical lexicons building which aim to help with improvement of OCR and information retrieval on historical documents.
Scheduled start date: 2010-02-01
Scheduled finish date: 2012-06-30
Status: completed
 

Contact:
Poznańskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe
Tomasz Parkoła
ul. Dąbrowskiego 79a, 60-529 Poznań
61 858 2165
News
Activities performed by PSNC Digital Libraries Team in frame of the IMPACT project resulted in a set of full text versions of selected Polish historical documents from four digital libraries in Poland.
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Early in 2012 IMPACT Centre of Competence will gain its final shape and will be able to cooperate and help all interested in mass digitization. Because the initiative is an effect of the European IMPACT project, key roles in the centre initiation play project partners.
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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.
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