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Design and prototype of a Help Desk System for EHRI: an Information Retrieval approach

User surveys of researchers and archivists realized at the EHRI project show that historians often find a significant amount of their archival sources not through finding aids, catalogs and research guides (online or not) but by talking directly to archivists.

In the case of very dispersed archival sources, an additional problem for researchers is to find the archival institution that can help them find useful material. That motivated the EHRI project to integrate an automatic helpdesk in the portal as a partial solution for this problem. This helpdesk should be able to interpret the user needs and compute the relevance of institutions to give help.

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Paper: Comparison of named entity recognition tools for raw OCR text

This short paper analyses an experiment comparing the efficacy of several Named Entity Recognition (NER) tools at extracting entities directly from the output of an optical character recognition (OCR) workflow. The authors present how they first created a set of test data, consisting of raw and corrected OCR output manually annotated with people, locations, and organizations. They then ran each of the NER tools against both raw and corrected OCR output, comparing the precision, recall, and F1 score against the manually annotated data.

Read the paper in the online proceedings of the KONVENS 2012

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Video of the meeting of ERHI in Prag

Video of the project meeting about privacy and copyright in May 2011.



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The second issue of the EHRI Newsletter

This edition contains more information on:

  1. EHRI in Prague
  2. Workshop on Privacy
  3. EHRI Fellowships in Holocaust Studies 2012
  4. EHRI is looking for Holocaust Researchers
  5. ‘Technothings’: A Presentation of EHRI in Athens
  6. An Information Database for EHRI
  7. EHRI Hosts International Workshops
  8. People in EHRI: Veerle Vanden Daelen

You can download the PDF file from this link.

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EHRI Fellowships in Holocaust Studies 2012

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) invites applications for its fellowship programme for 2012.

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust. The fellowships intend to support researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply.

More information about the fellowships and application procedure:

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The Holocaust and the (Digital) Photographic Documentation

19-21 September 2011: International Workshop at NIOD, Amsterdam

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) intends to organize an international expert meeting in which the place of photography in historical research of the Holocaust will be discussed. The meeting aims to comibine the growing academic interest in photography with the increasing digitisation and opening up of photographic archives. The overall aim is to generate a creative exchange between researchers on the many aspects of the photographic representation of the Holocaust. Archivists of picture collections and e-scientists will be invited to discuss how EHRI can fulfill its purpose of creating a European research infrastructure, focussing on the photographic represenatation of the Holocaust. Read more…

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