Navigating the storm: IMPACT, eMOP, and agile steering standards

Laura C. Mandell, Clemens Neudecker, Apostolos Antonacopoulos, Elizabeth Grumbach, Loretta Auvil, Matthew J. Christy, Jacob A. Heil, Todd Samuelson

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This article discusses two major initiatives tasked with developing tools to improve optical character recognition (OCR) or the mechanical keying of texts that are digitally available only as page images. The two initiatives are the IMProving ACcess to Text Project in Europe and the Early Modern OCR Project in the USA. Because of dealing with a multilayered problem like OCR technologies and having to collaborate with radically interdisciplinary and international team members, the two projects developed techniques that we call Agile Project Management, outlined in this essay with rationales for their use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalDigital Scholarship in the Humanities
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications


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