Quantcast
Channel: AWOL - The Ancient World Online
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 12117

What would we do with 400,000 German [Latin] digitized books?

0
0
What would we do with 400,000 German [Latin] digitized books?
Gregory Crane
The German Research Foundation (http://dfg.de/) is considering a project to optimize OCR for its c. 400,000 books printed in Germany or in German anywhere from 1500 through 1800. I have posted some thoughts about the significance — I think, potentially immense significance — that this superficially technical exercise could have. I am hoping to provoke discussion and feedback that will, in turn, be helpful to my colleagues involved in the evaluation process. 

The more extended discussion is at here.

Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 12117