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Lamont Forum Room, Harvard University

October 2017

Panel on Optical Character Recognition

October 23, 2017 @ 15:30 - 17:00

Today’s scholars expect Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of texts in library collections.   Despite expectations that all texts are equally discoverable, we know that countless handwritten manuscripts and documents in non-Roman fonts have neither been OCR’ed nor transcribed.   Three esteemed Harvard colleagues will discuss OCR projects that promise to open up vast quantities of knowledge to digital researchers. Sharon Tai, Deputy Editor at SHARIAsource will talk about Arabic OCR. Donald Sturgeon, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fairbank Center of Chinese Studies,…

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