IConference 2013 iDigBio AOCR WG Wiki

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Welcome to the iConference 2013 iDigBio AOCR Wiki

Links to Logistics, Communication, and Participant Information

iConference 2013 Participation

  • Panel Workshop

Integrated Digitized Biodiversity Collections, iDigBio, is an initiative funded under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) program set up to help natural history museums get specimen data for hundreds of millions of specimens out of drawers, off of labels, out of field notebooks, out of old publications and into integrated databases for everyone's use. The iDigBio Augmenting OCR Working Group needs your wisdom, knowledge and collaboration as part of our multi-faceted approach to improve OCR strategies and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms used in digitization. Our workshop panelists, members of our working group, are eager to introduce the iSchools community to our challenges and get your input in our break-out sessions. Our research areas of interest include: image segmentation, autocorrection of typographical errors, semantic autocorrection, autonormalization, automated text segmentation, generating consensus records and user interfaces for these tasks. We seek your insights, collective experiences and partnership in order to find ways to improve the digitization process to create a national searchable online specimen-based data set that is fit-for-use by scientists and the public. Some ideas generated in this session may be implemented at the iDigBio hackathon being held at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) during the iConference.

  • Poster
  • Notes (short paper)
  • Alternative Event

Overview of the related Hackathon Challenge