Workshop Location at Friendship Hotel

HIP will be held in Room 2 of Building 8. Click (here) to see map.

Information on getting to the Friendship Hotel. Click (here) to see map.

About this workshop

Recent years have seen an increased effort to scan, index and provide access to historical documents held in archives and special collections that are often inaccessible to the world in general. ICDAR 2009 featured both a half day tutorial and single technical paper session dedicated to historical document processing. While already part of the main ICDAR conference, there are a sufficiently broad number of issues associated with the imaging, collection, and processing of historical documents to merit a separate workshop. To this end, this workshop was created and is intended to be complementary and synergistic to the work in analysis and recognition featured in the main ICDAR sessions.

Workshop fees
Before August 20th, 2011

Full Registraiton USD$100
Student Registration USD$50

After August 20th, 2011

Full Registraiton USD$120
Student Registration USD$60

To register click here ( link )

Workshop topics include (but are not limited too):

Imaging and Image Acquisition
- Imaging for fragile materials
- Multispectral imaging
- Camera-based/non-invasive acquisition
- Case studies/applications
Digital Archiving Considerations
- Compression issues
- Measuring essential resolution (color, spatial) and metadata
- Modeling of document image degradation Historical Collections
- Military records, personal journals, church records, medieval manuscripts, etc.
- Scientific, technical and educational documents
- Government archives, documents from the world cultural heritage, multi-language
Document Restoration/Improving readability
- Removing or minimizing damages, defects, ink-bleed
- Completing and filling in missing pieces based on context, prior knowledge, supporting documents, i.e. inpainting, etc.
- Machine-learning algorithms for enhancement based on example images
- Interactive tools from a user viewpoint
- Learning from user-directed image enhancement
Content Extraction (within the context of historical documents)
- Content-based retrieval
- Automated or semi-automated transcription
- Content recognition based on surrounding and supporting context
- Ontologies for modeling historical document content
Family History Documents and Genealogies
- Personal, Family, National and Historical Collections of Family Genealogy and Histories
- Extracting and linking names, dates, places, etc.
- Extracting, linking and piecing together personal and family histories and narratives
- Discovering historical social networks
Automated Classification, Grouping and Hyperlinking of Historical Documents
- Style identification (typography of printed text, handwriting style recognition for manuscript authentication or author identification...)
- Searching for Documents over the Internet
- On-line & web-based navigation within/among document images
- Searching/querying, retrieval, summarizing/condensing of document images
- Collecting, linking, analysis and search technologies
- Parallel tagging of images, transcripts, and other document layers