The following are some of the key areas of work of PRImA members, both specific externally-funded projects and long-term streams of research.
A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the "European Newspapers" project and will, over the next 3 years, provide more than 10 million newspaper pages to the EUROPEANA service.(http://www.europeana-newspapers.eu/).
IMPACT - Improving Access to Text
IMPACT aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitisation of the European cultural heritage (http://www.impact-project.eu).
Digital Restoration of Historical and Degraded Documents
Research is directed towards pre-processing, layout analysis and character enhancement. A major European-Union funded project (MEMORIAL) focuses on the creation of a complete approach (from scanning to OCR to semantic-based storage) to historical document conversion into digital archives.
Recognition of Forms and Tables
Performance Analysis of Document Image Analysis Systems
Research in Document Image Analysis is becoming increasingly more widespread. This fact has so far resulted in the development of a number of alternative methods for solving the various... [more]
Recognition of Braille Documents
Information Extraction from Charts
Analysis of Electrochemical/Spectroscopic Signals
Object Identification in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images
Estimation of 3-D Parameters from 2-D Medical Images
Orientation Estimation in Document Images
Understanding Images of Legal Documents