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Highly automated digitisation of books and journals:

Results of this R&D project which has been funded under the IST Programme of the EU are now available. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

docWorks/METAe Edition

The METAe Engine - marketed by CCS GmbH. under the brand name docWorks/METAe Edition is a innovative, effective and user-friendly software which understands the structure and layout of documents and translates it into reach XML files. METAe dramatically eases the digitisation process of printed material especially from the 19th and 20th century. More...

Omnifont OCR for Fraktur

There was an urgent need for a state-of-the-art character recognition software (OCR) for old typefaces and especially for „Fraktur“ (blackletter font). ABBYY Europe has filled the gap and delivers the software under the brand of FineReader OCR. More...

TReSy XML Search Interface

With the triumph of XML in the sphere of digital preservation the amount of XML documents increases exponentially. Native XML databases capable of handling semi structured files are getting more and more important. TReSy which has been developed by the Scuola Normale Superiore is a native XML database and used for the METAe demo library. More...

Austrian Literature Online

The METADATA ENGINE project has its roots in the Austrian Literature Online working group. With the METADATA Engine it will be possible to provide users much better access to the digitised collections of books and journals. The full power of the engine will be incorporated soon into the largest site of digitised Austrian works. More...

The project run from September 2000 to September 2003 and comprised 14 partners from seven European countries and the US. It was co-ordinated by the University of Innsbruck

The METAe project was a research and development project co-funded by the European Commission (5th Framework, IST Programme, Area "Digital Heritage and Cultural Content").