Improving the Re-digitisation Process by Using Software with Automatic Metadata Detection

  • Reinhard Ruemer
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Franz Kummer
  • Claus Gravenhorst
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


The provision of electronic documents for print-disabled persons is a key service of many institutions like libraries for the blind, educational facilities and other service providers for people with disabilities. Generally speaking all these institutions have defined a common internal workflow for providing these documents. A large amount of work falls on the task of restructuring the text and adding structural metadata for navigation. In this paper we describe the use of the commercial product docWORKS[e] by German company CCS and the challenges and benefits in terms of time and output quality we encountered by using this tool.


documents processing OCR service provision digitisation conversion workflow metadata print-disabled persons accessible publishing ebooks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Ruemer
    • 1
  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  • Franz Kummer
    • 2
  • Claus Gravenhorst
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenJohannes Kepler University of LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.CCS Content Conversion Specialists GmbHHamburgGermany

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