[Taxacom] iDigBio Hackathon - Day 1 - Listen in 9AM - Noon CST

Debbie Paul dpaul at fsu.edu
Wed Feb 13 00:07:21 CST 2013


Hi Everyone,

Are you interested in digitization workflows for natural history museum 
collections that involve OCR, machine learning and natural language 
processing? iDigBio's first Hackathon starts this morning, Wednesday 
February 13th and begins with 10 minute lightning talks by participants 
sharing their results so far to parse OCR output. Participants will 
spend 2 days together sharing and tweaking algorithms aimed at making 
parsing OCR output better. Other big topics of the hackathon are image 
processing/segmentation/analysis and also the continued need for 
user-interface development for interacting with the OCR output 
(front-end human-in-the-loop and api interfaces).

Tune in: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/augmentocr
9AM - to about noon CST.
Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/aocrhackathonwiki
Works better with Firefox (b/c of Flash). Headsets are a good idea for 
best sound.
 From all of us at the Hackathon, See you there.
Deb






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