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Funded PhD on Abstract Mapping of Ancient and Contemporary Cities at Kent

With a few days to go, I’m happy to announce that our computing PhD project on the Abstract Mapping of Ancient and Contemporary Cities at the University of Kent will now qualify for funding from the Computational Intelligence group. Deadline is 31st of March.

 

Please do spread this message widely among potentially interested students, colleagues and research groups.

 

PhD opportunity on ‘Abstract Mapping for Ancient and Contemporary Cities’

 

Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern Digital Humanities/Digital History - SCSC 2015 (**deadline April 15, 2015**)

CfP: Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern Digital Humanities/Digital History - SCSC 2015 (April 15, 2015)
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Vancouver, October 22-25, 2015

updated – march 25, 2015

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2015

 

Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern + Digital Projects and Computational Methods

Digital Cataloging and Review/History Internships

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is seeking interns to participate in the cataloging of historical documents in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library.  The goal of the Center is to serve scholars, tourists, teachers, curious citizens, and students of all ages as they explore the life and achievement of the 26th President of the United States. Launched to the public in late 2011, the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library is the primary portal the Center uses to convey that goal to a national audience.

Re: OCR Recognition

The best program available for consumers is, in my experience, ABBYY Fine Reader. Much better than OmniPage. It works very well and can be trained to interpret "strange" characters. The results, as with all OCR programs, depend upon the quality of the scanned images.

Good luck,

Bob Schwartz
Mount Holyoke College

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