OCR Benchmark DH Benelux Abstract Now Online
1 June 2020
The abstract that was accepted for the Digital Humanities Conference Benelux 2020 is now online on Zenodo:
"Digitized collections of printed historical texts are important for research in Digital Humanities. However, acquiring high-quality machine readable texts using currently available Optical Character Recognition (OCR) methods is a challenge. OCR Quality is affected by old fonts, old printing techniques, bleedthrough of the ink, paper quality, old spelling, multiple columns and so on. It is unclear which OCR methods perform best. Therefore, we are currently in the process of setting up a benchmark to enable the evaluation of the performance of OCR software on old Dutch texts. The benchmark is being set-up on the EYRA benchmark platform (eyrabenchmark.net) developed by The Netherlands eScience Center and SURF."
Cuper, Mirjam, Mendrik, Adriënne M., van Meersbergen, Maarten, Klaver, Tom, Pawar, Pushpanjali, Langedijk, Annette, & Wilms, Lotte. (2020). An Optical Character Recognition Software Benchmark for Old Dutch Texts on the EYRA Platform. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3872918