A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the "Europeana Newspapers" project to provide more than 18 million newspaper pages to Europeana.
The Europeana Newspapers project (funded under EC's CIP 2007 – 2013) aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. In addition, the project addresses challenges particularly linked with digitized newspapers:
- use of refinement methods for OCR, OLR/article segmentation, and named entity recognition (NER), and page class recognition to enhance search and presentation functionalities for Europeana customers,
- quality evaluation for automatic refinement technologies,
- transformation of local metadata to the Europeana Data Model (EDM)
- metadata standardization in close collaboration with stakeholders from the public and private sector.