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Title:Help iDigBio reveal hidden data: iDigBio Augmenting OCR working group needs you - Part II
Author(s):Paul, Deborah L.; Heidorn, P. Bryan; Best, Jason; Gilbert, Edward; Neill, Amanda; Ulate, William
Subject(s):iDigBio
Abstract:Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) is a nation-wide effort funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to digitize data from hundreds of millions of natural history museum specimens. In a concerted five-part outreach effort, the iDigBio Augmenting Optical Character Recognition Working Group (A-OCR WG) coordinated a 2013 iConference Workshop, Poster, Notes submission, Alternative Event and a concurrent Hackathon hosted by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). The Workshop titled, " Help iDigBio Reveal Hidden Data: iDigBio Augmenting OCR Working Group Needs You" introduces the iSchools community to iDigBio and the A-OCR WG mission and challenges to improve digitization efficiency. This related Alternative Event provides the A-OCR WG an opportunity to report back to iConference Workshop attendees about our first experience using a Hackathon model to work on parsing and user interface design issues specific to our needs. We anticipate to a lively, open discussion with event attendees and future collaborators.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Paul, D., Heidorn, P. B., Best, J., Gilbert, E., Neill, A., & Ulate, W. (2013). Help iDigBio reveal hidden data: iDigBio Augmenting OCR working group needs you - Part II. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1066-1068). doi:10.9776/13517
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42515
DOI:10.9776/13517
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04


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