The Blog


Hellenic OCR Team – Hypernetica joint announcement

The Hellenic OCR Team, the world’s first crowdsourcing initiative for the processing and analysis of parliamentary data, and Hypernetica, an emerging provider of business process automation and interoperability software solutions, join forces to commonly tackle legal informatics challenges in the parliamentary environment and in public governance at large.

read more…

May 2020 newsletter

Our May 2020 newsletter (#7) is finally there and includes major steps of our aggressive evolutionary process, such as ramping up software development, concluding parliamentary control sampling, initiation of cooperation with European Commission instances and partnerships with Hypernetica and Hansard at Huddersfield.

read more…

Working on LEOS

On 29 April 2020, our development team, i.e. Sotiris Leventis, Konstantinos Tsiaras, Panagiotis Papantonakis and Dr. Fotios Fitsilis, had the opportunity to participate to an online workshop for LEOS – Legislation Editing Open Software organized by DG DIGIT at the European Commission. 

read more…

It’s our second anniversary!

Something big happened back in November 2017; our scientific crowdsourcing initiative, the Hellenic OCR Team, came to life! This November, members and supporters celebrate our second anniversary. Look out for a special monthly meetup and get introduced into the state-of-the-art processing and analysis of parliamentary data.

read more…

To άρθρο του Παναγιώτη Παπαντωνάκη για το GSoC 2019

Στα πλαίσια του Google Summer of Code 2019 αναπτύχθηκε για το Hellenic OCR Team ένα πρόγραμμα Windows για την εξαγωγή γλωσσικών χαρακτηριστικών από αρχεία κειμένου με τίτλο Development of a Tool for Extracting Quantitative Text Profiles. Διαβάστε στο blog της ομάδας εργασίας για το ανοικτό λογισμικό το σχετικό κείμενο του μέλους μας Παναγιώτη Παπαντωνάκη.

September 2019 Newsletter

Our September 2019 newsletter (#6) is out … and what a busy summer this has been! A plethora of activities is presented therein, from our participation to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 to the expansion of our operations in new and exciting sectors.

read more…

Participation to the 2019 Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. In Greece, the Open Technologies Alliance participates in GSOC 2019 with more than 25 open source projects. The Hellenic OCR Team has provided a highly intresting project proposal, which is presented below. We invite students who wish to participate to contact us in order to be guided through the process.

read more…

Happy birthday Hellenic OCR Team!

The Hellenic OCR Team, a novel crowdsourcing initiative for the processing and analysis of parliamentary data, celebrates its first birthday. What started as a confined experiment within the Hellenic Parliament and Greece’s oldest academic institution, the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, has now evolved into an international cooperative platform.

read more…

The Hellenic OCR Team web site is now online!

The Hellenic OCR Team has now its own website! Following our presence on Linkedin, our website shall present our crowdsourcing activities and extend our visibility to interested third parties. Information science professionals, data scientists, linguists and students from a wide spectrum of fields are hereby invited to participate to an one-of-its-kind cooperative platform for the processing and study of parliamentary data. More details may be found in our open Call for Members.

read more…

Linkedin page

The Hellenic OCR Team just got its dedicated Linkedin page! A presence in the Linkedin universe provides a reach out to a wide business-oriented audience and -at the same time- added-value to connected team members and supporters. Below one may found a series of screenshots from the Linkedin page, but why not visit it directly and build your own opinion?

read more…

Hellenic OCR Team Newsletter #2: May 2018

This is the May 2018 newsletter of the Hellenic OCR Team. Overall, it is the second one and the first one drafted in English. It is also the last one before the hot Greek summer. However, work within the team never stops! The next newsletter will appear in late September with more insights on team development, collaboration with related organisations and more information the processing and analysis of parliamentary texts.

read more…

Hellenic OCR Team Newsletter #1: April 2018

Το πρώτο newsletter της Eλληνικής Oμάδας OCR (Hellenic OCR Team) είναι γεγονός! Σε αυτό ενημερώνουμε τα μέλη μας για την εξέλιξη των εργασιών μας, τη διεύρυνση της ομάδας και πολλά άλλα ενδιαφέροντα θέματα. Η Eλληνική Oμάδα OCR, πρώτη στο είδος της, είναι μια ανοικτή πρωτοβουλία για την επεξεργασία και μελέτη κοινοβουλευτικών δεδομένων. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ.

read more…

Hellenic OCR Team reaches milestone!

The crowdsourcing initiative Hellenic OCR Team reaches an important milestone. After less than three months of operation, the team has now expanded to 10 members. The members are originating from the private, the public and the academic sector. Currently, team members are resident in Greece and in France.  They are virtually linked through an online exchange platform and regularly gather for monthly meetings, where problems are discussed and best practices are exchanged.

read more…

Hellenic OCR Team

Hellenic OCR team

Interdisciplinary science at its best – Be part of it!

On the eve of 2018 a new crowdsourcing platform came to life. The Hellenic Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Team represents the first scientific crowdsourcing initiative that aims exclusively at the processing and study of parliamentary data. Naturally, the application, handling and further development of OCR processes stand in the core of our endeavor.

read more…



Pin It on Pinterest