IConference 2013 iDigBio AOCR WG Wiki
Welcome to the iConference 2013 iDigBio AOCR Wiki
- Short URL to this iConference 2013 wiki http://tinyurl.com/aocriConference2013
- Note: This wiki page undergoing frequent updates and some participants have wiki edit permissions and will add to / update / edit these pages before, during and after iConference 2013.
- AOCR Working Group Wiki
- 2013 AOCR Hackathon Wiki
- AOCR October 2012 Working Group Meeting Presentations
Links to Logistics, Communication, and Participant Information
- Participant List
- Participant Related Projects
- Travel, Food, Lodging, Connectivity Logistics
- 2013 Hackathon Listserv, a mailing list for Hackathon Participants at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, five 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.
- Notes (short paper)
- Alternative Event
- 2013 iDigBio AOCR Hackathon Challenge
- overall description of The Challenge
- The Specific Task: parse OCR output to find values for these 2013 hackathon data elements
- Metrics and Evaluation to be used
- Three Data Sets
- There are three data sets, that is, three different sets of images of museum specimen labels. Participants, working alone or in groups, may work on one or more data sets as they choose. The sets have been ranked, easy, medium, hard, as an estimate of how difficult it might be to successfully get good parsed data from the OCR output from each data set.
- Accessing the Data