Schlagwort-Archive: Nousiainen

Challenges in Digitizing Archival World

Community as Opportunity Launches a Study on File Formats

by Tomi Ahoranta, CO:OP Project Manager at the National Archives of Finland,
Reko Etelävuori, Format Study Work Coordinator and
Sami Nousiainen, Author of the study

We have been digitizing documents in National Archives of Finland for almost 15 years and our capturing processes have developed a lot during that time. Our processes have developed; the amount of digital images has grown enormously especially during the last couple of years. Concerning digital images we have been using widely used formats to store and share our documents – such as TIFF (preservation) and JPEG (usage).

At the moment our digital images are basically copies from our analog world but after we put them through character recognizing processes they will “born again” and create completely different platform for the same information. After processing we need to know how, what kind and in which format we save our new manifestation since there seems to be no TIFF (standard) available for this kind of data! Challenges in Digitizing Archival World weiterlesen

Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material

by Sami Nousiainen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

The National Archives of Finland has carried out format study within our co:op project with the primary purpose of reviewing and analyzing the available file formats for the storage of automatically recognized text or manually input text (transcription). The automatic recognition can be either OCR-based (i.e. recognition of printed text) or HTR-based (i.e. recognition of hand-written text). Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material weiterlesen

Sami Nousiainen

Sami Nousiainen , M.Sc.(Tech.). © Sami Nousiainen

Sami Nousiainen, M.Sc.(Tech.), has graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology, from the Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics, majoring in Information Science and minoring in Applied Mathematics.

He has worked in research and development for about 15 years carrying out projects related to e.g. telecommunications, mobile services, software development, environmental monitoring and data analysis in projects funded by e.g. EU, national public sector and companies. He has some publications in e.g. conferences and journals.