Developing optical character recognition technologies for historic documents is a complicated and ongoing process, where different core technologies have to be used and optimised.
Below is a list of important research and digitalisation projects.
IMPACT & ABBYY
IMProve ACcess to historical Text is a European-wide research project that was started in 2008 and will last until 2011.
ABBYY is one of 26 partners taking part in the project.