Tools & Resources
The IMPACT Centre of Competence provides access to a remarkable collection of tools and resources for the digitisation of historical texts. Some of the tools can be tested online in our Demonstrator Platform and the resources are composed by historical lexica and an image and gorund truth dataset for 10 different languages.
Tools for text digisation
An overview with more than 250 state-of-the-art tools for text digitisation. These tools can be filtered according to their purpose. The main groups in which these tools are classified are:
The Impact Centre of Competence Demonstrator platform allows users to test a number of tools online without installing any software on their computers.
These tools cover all steps in the digitisation workflow such as image conversion, image enhancement, ocr and evaluation tools.
The various language institutes in IMPACT project built lexica for historical languages. The aim is to improve OCR results for historical text, and also to ensure that the user finds historic variants of word when searching for the modern-day form.
IMPACT project built lexica for ten historical languages. It also built special lexica for named entities (specific names of for example places and people) in three languages.