DocExplore: overcoming cultural and physical barriers to access ancient documents

Tranouez, Pierrick and Nicolas, Stéphane and Dovgalecs, Vladislavs and Burnett, Alexandre and Heutte, Laurent and Liang, Yiqing and Guest, Richard and Fairhurst, Michael (2012) DocExplore: overcoming cultural and physical barriers to access ancient documents. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM symposium on Document engineering - DocEng '12. pp. 205-208. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/2361354.2361399) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe DocExplore, an integrated software suite centered on the handling of digitized documents with an emphasis on ancient manuscripts. This software suite allows the augmentation and exploration of ancient documents of cultural interest. Specialists can add textual and multimedia data and metadata to digitized documents through a graphical interface that does not require technical knowledge. They are helped in this endeavor by sophisticated document analysis tools that allows for instance to spot words or patterns in images of documents. The suite is intended to ease considerably the process of bringing locked away historical materials to the attention of the general public by covering all the steps from managing a digital collection to creating interactive presentations suited for cultural exhibitions. Its genesis and sustained development reside in a collaboration of archivists, historians and computer scientists, the latter being not only in charge of the development of the software, but also of creating and incorporating novel pattern recognition for document analysis techniques.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: P.S.P. Yapp
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 09:03 UTC
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 11:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35811 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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