Department of Mathematics

CoSy Lunch Seminar

  • Date: 8/29/2017 at 12:15 PM 1:00 PM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å11167
  • Lecturer: Alicia Fornes, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Contact person: Joel Dahne
  • Phone: 0762020507
  • Seminarium

Semantic recognition in historical handwritten documents; Speaker: Alicia Fornes, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

29 August
Speaker: Alicia Fornes, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Title: Semantic recognition in historical handwritten documents
Place: Å11167
Time: 12:15 -- 13:00
Abstract:
Document Image Analysis and Recognition (DIAR) is the pattern recognition research field devoted to the analysis, recognition and interpretation of images of documents.

In the last decades, DIAR has become a cornerstone technology for the preservation of cultural heritage. Concretely, the extraction of relevant information from historical handwritten document collections is one of the key steps in order to make these manuscripts available for access and searches. In this context, instead of a pure transcription, the objective is to move towards document understanding (including named entity recognition and semantic categorization). A typical example can be demographic documents, where the extraction of named entities (e.g. family names, places, dates, etc.) and its storage in structured databases allows to envision innovative services based in genealogical, social or demographic searches.

This talk will present several context-aware and deep learning-based methods (e.g. BLSTMs, CNNs) for extracting information in handwritten documents.