Webinar: Extraction of printed text with ABBYY FineReader (beginner level)

January 10, 2024, 2:00-3:00 PM


The AHRC-funded Hot Source! project is organising an online webinar as part of its training activities on the 10th of January 2024, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. 

This webinar is an introduction to ABBYY FineReader, software that allows the conversion of images of text documents and tables into editable, machine-readable text formats, using AI-based OCR (optical character recognition) technology. 

This webinar is valuable for researchers who wish to convert physical printed texts (like books or journals) or scanned images of them, into digital text for further processing. The training session will focus on the workflow that the users need to follow; identifying text, tables and figures, applying models for transcription, training the OCR model on the needs of the document. 

In addition to this webinar, participants can register for a 1:1 ‘Practical Surgery’ session on the 17th of January. 

This is a beginner-level webinar. No previous knowledge or experience in programming is required. For additional support on Handwritten Text Recognition, you can also attend the Handwritten text extraction with Transkribus Lite app (beginner level). For more experience in digitising archival material, you can attend the Introduction to Digital Photography and Digitisation (beginner level).        

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-extraction-of-printed-text-with-abbyy-finereader-tickets-773622314167