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READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents) project: READ is a project funded by the European Commission (H2020-EU.1.4.1.3. - Development, deployment and operation of ICT-based e-infrastructures). The overall objective of READ is to implement a Virtual Research Environment where archivists, humanities scholars, computer scientists and volunteers are collaborating with the ultimate goal of boosting research, innovation, development and usage of cutting edge technology for the automated recognition, transcription, indexing and enrichment of handwritten archival documents. This Virtual Research Environment will not be built from the ground up, but will benefit from research, tools, data and resources generated in multiple national and EU funded research and development projects and provide a basis for sustaining the network and the technology in the future. Starting: 1/1/2016 Ending: 30/06/2019. https://read.transkribus.eu  

 

 

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OldDocPro (Novel Techniques to Advance the Frontiers of Old Greek Document Recognition): Greek GSRT funded project (call for Excellence II). A group of document image processing experts work together and focus their research efforts towards the recognition of Greek machine-printed and handwritten polytonic documents. Starting: 1/3/2014 Ending: 31/7/2015.http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/~bgat/OldDocPro  

 

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tranScriptorium project: a STREP project of the Seventh Framework Programme in the ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources challenge. It aims to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of historical handwritten document images, using modern, holistic Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology. Starting: 1/1/2013 Ending: 31/12/2015. http://transcriptorium.eu

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IMPACT (Improving Access to Text) project: IMPACT is a project funded by the European Commission (FP7-ICT-2007-1, Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning,  Large-scale integrating project - IP). It aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitization of the European cultural heritage. IMPACT as a network of centres of competence brings together fifteen national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial suppliers. Starting: 1/1/2008 Ending: 31/12/2011. http://www.impact-project.eu/

 

   
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POLYTIMO project: A System for processing, managing and providing access to the content of valuable historical books and handwritten manuscripts. Starting: 3/7/2006 Ending: 2/1/2008. http://iit.demokritos.gr/cil/Polytimo

 

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D-SCRIBE project: A System for Digitization and Processing of Greek Manuscripts. Greek GSRT funded project. D-SCRIBE project aims to support and facilitate current and future efforts in manuscript digitization and processing. It does so with the creation of a comprehensive software product, which can assist the content holders in turning an archive of manuscripts into a digital collection using automated methods. Starting: 1/9/2003 Ending: 28/2/2006. http://iit.demokritos.gr/cil/dscribe

 

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e-SchoolLib project: Ephemeral Information Archiving-Indexing-Searching tool with Asynchronous eLearning interface for School Libraries and Distance Learning. Greek GSRT funded project. The project’s target is an automated archiving-indexing tool that permits daily addition of an extensive amount of information and the encouragement of e-Learning in secondary school students through the provision of selected, quality information. Starting:1/10/2003 Ending: 1/4/2005.

 

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eDoc series: Document Management Software. Includes “eDocPlus V3” for home or small office use, “eDocPlus Office CS” for multiple users based on an advanced Client/Server architecture, “eDocPlus CardMan” for business card recognition and management and “eDocPlus NetScan” for sharing scanners among many PCs connected to a local area network. All products sort and categorize any kind of documents, use an integrated SQL type database for document searching and provide full scanning, viewing, image processing, export/import and access rights facilities. Head of the development team from 1/10/2001 to 7/4/2003. http://www.edocplus.com

 

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e-preserve Newspapers: An integrated system that serves digital preservation and archiving of newspapers, as well as a service bureau dealing with the digitization of archives (microfilm scanning, large size paper scanning, document scanning, Newspaper Segmentation – Zoning, cataloguing - indexing). “e-preserve Newspapers” follows a workflow for newspaper pages preservation and digital library construction that is designed to fit the needs of any newspaper archive worldwide. Head of the Research from 15/3/1998 to 30/9/2001. http://www.lpa.gr/

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