2013 AOCR Hackathon Wiki

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Welcome to the 2013 iDigBio AOCR Hackathon Wiki


Links to Logistics, Communication, and Participant Information

Remote Participation

  • Remote Participation via AdobeConnect
    • Join us on Wednesday morning 9 AM - Noon EST to hear our hackathon participants report back to the group and share their progress on parsing algorithms.
    • Please sign in 15 - 20 minutes early to learn how Adobe Connect works.
    • Want to try your skills at parsing? Share your User Interface ideas? Got mad skills for developing image-analysis and image segmentation algorithms? Know where the great authority files (data dictionaries) are? Do tell, via remote participation or in our online group notes doc.

Overview of the Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Development of OCR SaaS for use by the entire community.
  • report on progress beyond parsing, accomplishments, and in-the-works
    • internal / external
  • summary report on progress, including metrics evaluation
    • internal / external
  • collected conversation / feedback from whole group (report back summary)
  • Social Media
    • photographs
    • post to Facebook
    • blog post to iDigBio
  • code from participants (at github)
  • white paper on the hackathon process
  • all participant's talks posted to the hackathon wiki, including links to their code, comments.
  • Participants talks and summary reports added to the iDigBio Biblio.

Choosing Images and Parsing Decisions

Issues that need work

*Thank you NESCent, Hilmar Lapp and the HIP working group for this model.