The Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP) has submitted their interim report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and we now have permission to post sections of that report online. Prepared by PI and IDHMC Director, Dr. Laura Mandell, and eMOP co-project managers for year two, Matthew Christy and Elizabeth Grumbach, this report details work performed during the first year of the grant project.

Many thanks go to the entire eMOP team for an excellent, productive first year, and the IDHMC would especially like to thank Dr. Jacob Heil, eMOP project manager for year one of the grant.

Read the report online now, or download a PDF copy! To read about our book history and typeface research, OCR engine experiments, and data management problems and solutions, visit the eMOP blog post here (

We’d love to hear from you! Questions about eMOP? Want to discuss one of our research topics or software mods? Tweet the IDHMC: @IDHMC_Nexus or post a comment on the eMOP blog (


eMOP Interim Report Now Available Online