Discovering and augmenting historical documents in the Digital Age
DocExplore was a collaborative project investigating the computer-based access and analysis of historical manuscripts. The project aimed to empower citizens on both sides of the Channel to engage with, explore and study their cultural heritage, as embodied in written and printed documents, in meaningful, informative, accessible and entertaining ways, through the provision of transparent computer-based interactive tools. We therefore envisage developing a generic document analysis framework which provides a basic operational infrastructure and interactive toolkit.
The project drew upon the expertise of academic research groups based at the Universities of Kent and Rouen alongside the support the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and the Bibliothèque Municipale de Rouen.
Professor Catherine Richardson’s project was funded by the EU INTERREG IV.
For more information, please visit the project website at: http://www.docexplore.eu/