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About the Hellenic OCR Team

In late 2017, a unique crowdsourcing platform was born. The Hellenic Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Team represents the first scientific crowdsourcing initiative that aims exclusively at the processing and study of parliamentary textual data. It builds on the plain idea that a decentralized group of people can be more than the mere sum of individuals.

Our team members are virtually linked through an online exchange platform and gather regularly for monthly meetings, where problems are discussed and best practices are exchanged. Newcomers receive basic training on entering the group, while more experienced members, called ‘mentors’, provide peer-to-peer advice and support. Text processing follows a well-defined streamlined process, which is developed in order to build quality corpora of parliamentary relevance. The resulting content is brought in an open and structured format, such as XML (eXtensible Markup Language), and enables the use of novel tools and methods from the exciting field of computational linguistics.

The opportunities that arise from the study of the aforementioned corpora are tremendous, as they allow for interlinking of several – formerly distant – areas of research, such as history, political science and linguistics, thus opening up new horizons in the understanding of parliamentary data and discourse. The Hellenic OCR Team is rapidly expanding and we are looking for interested individuals to further enhance our dynamic interdisciplinary team.

 

We need..
  • A bit of your spare time
  • A lot of scientific curiosity
  • Your engagement and support
We offer..
  • Certified training
  • Opportunity to join an international scientific network
  • Early access to scientific projects
  • Hands-on working experience on state-of-the-art tools and methods

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   The Team

Dr. Fotis Fitsilis
Dr. Fotis Fitsilis

Co-Founder and Team Leader

Digital policy expert

Prof. Giorgos Mikros
Prof. Giorgos Mikros

Co-Founder and Head of Science

Prof. Iasonas Lamprianou
Prof. Iasonas Lamprianou

Head of Methods

University of Cyprus

Prof. Ioannis Armakolas
Prof. Ioannis Armakolas

Comparative Politics

University of Macedonia

Marina-Eirini Kousta
Marina-Eirini Kousta

International Health Policy

London School of Economics

Alexandra Fiotaki
Alexandra Fiotaki

Computational Linguist

University of Ioannina

Katerina Tzortzi
Katerina Tzortzi

Computational Linguist

University of Crete

Polytimi Mountanea
Polytimi Mountanea

International Political Economy

Eleni Zisioglou
Eleni Zisioglou

Legal expert

Ioannis Gianniadis
Ioannis Gianniadis

Digital Identity Specialist

Panagiotis Papantonakis
Panagiotis Papantonakis

Electrical and Computer Engineering student

Prof. Christos G. Alexopoulos
Prof. Christos G. Alexopoulos

Academy of Applied Preschool Teaching and Health Studies

Vasileios Kesidis
Vasileios Kesidis

Trainee

Dr. Ilias Spais
Dr. Ilias Spais

Senior Research Associate

Helen Papastrati
Helen Papastrati

Thesis π Schools (Founder/Director)

Chiara Spiniello PhD
Chiara Spiniello PhD

Legal professional

Anna Maria Moutsai
Anna Maria Moutsai

Legal professional

Democritus University of Thrace

Spyridoula-Anna Pappa
Spyridoula-Anna Pappa

Italian Philology

University of Athens

Dr. Michael Fitsilis
Dr. Michael Fitsilis

Head of Programming

Software developer

Sotiris Leventis
Sotiris Leventis

Director

Dimitris Garantziotis
Dimitris Garantziotis

Legal expert

University of Athens

Dr Maria Kamilaki
Dr Maria Kamilaki

Linguist

Alexandros Tsomarelis
Alexandros Tsomarelis

Technical Solutions & Crypto Enthusiast

Vasileios Anastasiou
Vasileios Anastasiou

Software developer

Dr Afroditi Giovani
Dr Afroditi Giovani

Linguist

Dr. Vasilis Tountopoulos
Dr. Vasilis Tountopoulos

Senior ICT consultant

Luís Kimaid
Luís Kimaid

Political Scientist

Bruce Todd
Bruce Todd

Specialist in justice & home affairs

Natasa Theochari
Natasa Theochari

Postgraduate studies Italian Philology

University of Athens

Alexandros Fikas
Alexandros Fikas

Italian Philology

University of Athens

Eleni Tsaireli
Eleni Tsaireli

Contemporary European Studies

Foteini Kakaitsa
Foteini Kakaitsa

Postgraduate studies Italian Philology

Konstantinos Tsiaras
Konstantinos Tsiaras

Computer Science

University of Athens

Ioanna Asanakidi
Ioanna Asanakidi

Linguist

Evangelos Dimiou
Evangelos Dimiou

Undergraduate Student of Political Science

Elias Tsironis
Elias Tsironis

Cloud architect

Panagiotis Patalas
Panagiotis Patalas

Electrical Engineer, Sustainable Energy Solutions

Leonidas Kallipolitis
Leonidas Kallipolitis

Senior Software Engineer

Prof. Enrico Borghetto
Prof. Enrico Borghetto

Political & Social Sciences

Athanasia Pliakogianni
Athanasia Pliakogianni

Political Science

University of Bamberg

Anna Karampali
Anna Karampali

Computational Linguistics Lab

University of Athens

Sotiris Kranias
Sotiris Kranias

Computational Social Science

Franco Gatti
Franco Gatti

PhD Student in Italian Linguistics

Paraskevi Tsimpouki
Paraskevi Tsimpouki

Linguist

University of Athens

Apostolos Dalas, M.Sc.
Apostolos Dalas, M.Sc.

Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Prof. Juan de Dios Cincunegui
Prof. Juan de Dios Cincunegui

Parliamentary Law and Diplomacy

Irene Theodoropoulou
Irene Theodoropoulou

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Dimitris Koryzis
Dimitris Koryzis

Systems Engineer & art curator

Prof. Vilelmini Sosoni
Prof. Vilelmini Sosoni

Translation and Linguist

Prof. Renato Ibrido
Prof. Renato Ibrido

Legal Sciences

  Institutional Members

Member Locations

Athens

– Hellenic Parliament

– National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

SW development, private sector

Komotini

Democritus University of Thrace

Nicosia

University of Cyprus

Thessaloniki

University of Macedonia

Coventry

Warwick University

Padova

Padova University

 

London

London School of Economics

Friedrichshafen

SW development, private sector

Doha

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Huddersfield

Hansard at Huddersfield

Patras Science Park

Kavala City

Krusevac City

Montreal City

Luxembourg

Organization

La Universidad Austral

Bússola Tech

BitNomos S.R.L.

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Our Blog

hellenicOCRteam.gr/blog

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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