A group of 18 European partner institutions have joined forces in the “Europeana Newspapers” project and will, over a period of 3 years, provide more than 18 million newspaper pages to the EUROPEANA service.
The Europeana Newspapers Project (funded under EC’s CIP 2007 – 2013) started in February 2012 and aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers through The European Library. The digitised historical newspaper content made available via the Europeana Newspapers Project is all public domain and primarily focused on the period of WWI. In addition, the project addresses challenges particularly linked with digitised newspapers:
• use of refinement methods for OCR, OLR/article segmentation, and named entity recognition (NER), and page class recognition to enhance search and presentation functionalities for Europeana customers,
• quality evaluation for automatic refinement technologies,
• transformation of local metadata to the Europeana Data Model (EDM)
• metadata standardization in close collaboration with stakeholders from the public and private sector.
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