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Monday, April 11th Tuesday, April 12th Wednesday, April 13th Thursday, April 14th
08:00 Registration
  Registration Registration
09:00 Registration Opening Oral Session 5 Details» IAPR Keynote Details»
  Opening Keynote Details» DIA Systems Jean-Marc Ogier
10:00 Tutorial 1 Details» Ashok Popat Oral Session 7 Details»
  Coffee Break Coffee Break Perf Eval and Ground Truthing
11:00 Oral Session 1 Details» Discussion Groups Details» Coffee Break
  Coffee Break Camera-Based DIA Oral Session 8 Details»
12:00 Tutorial 1 Oral Session 2 Details» Handwriting Rec and Word Spotting
  Deep NN for DA
13:00 Break Lunch Lunch Lunch
  Tutorial 2 Details» Oral Session 3 Details» Oral Session 6 Details» Oral Session 9 Details»
15:00 DA for Digital Humanities Graphics Rec and Applications OCR Systems
16:00 Coffee Break Teasers Teasers
  Tutorial 2 Coffee Break Coffee Break
17:00 Poster Session 1 Details» Social Event Details» Poster Session 2 Details»
  Visit to Oia
18:00 Oral Session 4 Details» Reports of Discussion Groups
  Welcome Reception Social Event Concluding Remarks & Awards
19:00 at the Conference Centre Visit to SantoWines winery
  Gala dinner

Monday, April 11th

08:00 - 08:00

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Tutorial 1
Scene-Text Localization, Recognition, and Understanding

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00

Tutorial 1
Scene-Text Localization, Recognition, and Understanding

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Tutorial 2
Tesseract Blends Old and New OCR Technology

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Tutorial 2
Tesseract Blends Old and New OCR Technology

18:30 - 20:00

Welcome Reception
at the Conference Centre

Tuesday, April 12th

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:30

Opening Keynote
"Developing Multilingual OCR at Google"
Ashok Popat, Google
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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Oral Session 1
Camera-Based Document Image Analysis (Chair: Koichi Kise)

Delaunay Triangulation-Based Features for Camera-Based Document Image Retrieval System
Q. B. Dang, M. Rusiñoly, M. Coustaty, M. M. Luqman, C. D. Tranz, and J.-M. Ogier

High Performance OCR for Camera-Captured Blurred Documents with LSTM Networks
Fallak Asad, Adnan Ul-Hasan, Faisal Shafait, and Andreas Dengel

Text Detection in Arabic News Video Based on SWT Operator and Convolutional Auto-Encoders
Oussama Zayene, Mathias Seuret, Sameh M. Touj, Jean Hennebert, Rolf Ingold, and Najoua E. Ben Amara

12:00 - 13:00

Oral Session 2
Deep NN for Document Analysis (Chair: Cheng-Lin Liu)

RNN Based Uyghur Text Line Recognition and Its Training Strategy
Pengchao Li, Jiadong Zhu, Liangrui Peng, and Yunbiao Guo

CNN Based Transfer Learning for Historical Chinese Character Recognition
Yejun Tang, Liangrui Peng, Qian Xu, Yanwei Wang, and Akio Furuhata

Complete System for Text Line Extraction Using Convolutional Neural Networks and Watershed Transform
Joan Pastor-Pellicer, Muhammad Zeshan Afzal, Marcus Liwicki, and María José Castro-Bleda

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Oral Session 3
Document Analysis for Digital Humanities (Chair: Marcus Liwicki)

Historical Document Dating Using Unsupervised Attribute Learning
Sheng He, Petros Samara, Jan Burgers, and Lambert Schomaker

Automatic Handwritten Character Segmentation for Paleographical Character Shape Analysis
Théodore Bluche, Dominique Stutzmann, and Christopher Kermorvant

Large Scale Continuous Dating of Medieval Scribes Using a Combined Image and Language Model
Fredrik Wahlberg, Lasse Mårtensson, and Anders Brun

An Interactive Transcription System of Census Records Using Word-Spotting Based Information Transfer
Joan Mas, Alicia Fornés, and Josep Lladós

16:00 - 16:30

(Chair: Alicia Fornes)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session 1
(Chair: Alicia Fornes)

A Fine-Grained Approach to Scene Text Script Identification
Lluís Gómez and Dimosthenis Karatzas

OCR Error Correction Using Character Correction and Feature-Based Word Classification
Ido Kissos and Nachum Dershowitz

New Sharpness Features for Image Type Classification Based on Textual Information
K. S. Raghunandan, Palaiahnakote Shivakumara, G. Hemantha Kumar, Umapada Pal, and Tong Lu

Removal of Gray Rubber Stamps
Soumyadeep Dey, Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, and Shamik Sural

Evaluation of the Stability of Four Document Segmentation Algorithms
Sébastien Eskenazi, Petra Gomez-Krämer, and Jean-Marc Ogier

Combination of Structural and Factual Descriptors for Document Stream Segmentation
Romain Karpinski and Abdel Belaïd

Document Image Quality Assessment Using Discriminative Sparse Representation
Xujun Peng, Huaigu Cao, and Prem Natarajan

Modified X-Y Cut for Re-Ordering Strokes of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions
Anh Duc Le, Hai Dai Nguyen, and Masaki Nakagawa

Automatic Synthesis of Historical Arabic Text for Word-Spotting
Majeed Kassis and Jihad El-Sana

Analysis of Stroke Intersection for Overlapping PGF Elements
Yan Chen, Xiaoqing Lu, Jingwei Qu, and Zhi Tang

Recognition-Based Approach of Numeral Extraction in Handwritten Chemistry Documents Using Contextual Knowledge
Nabil Ghanmi and Abdel Belaïd

Unsupervised Word Clustering Using Deep Features
Mandar Kulkarni, Shirish Subhash Karande, and Sachin Lodha

An Interactive Approach with Off-Line and On-Line Handwritten Text Recognition Combination for Transcribing Historical Documents
Emilio Granell, Verónica Romero, and Carlos D. Martínez-Hinarejos

Handwriting Transcription and Keyword Spotting in Historical Daily Records Documents
Verónica Romero, Alejandro H. Toselli, Joan Andreu Sánchez, and Enrique Vidal

Text Extraction in Document Images: Highlight on Using Corner Points
Vikas Yadav and Nicolas Ragot

A Table Detection Method for PDF Documents Based on Convolutional Neural Networks
Leipeng Hao, Liangcai Gao, Xiaohan Yi, and Zhi Tang

Efficient Document Image Segmentation Representation by Approximating Minimum-Link Polygons
George Retsinas, Georgios Louloudis, Nikolaos Stamatopoulos, and Basilis Gatos

Page Segmentation for Historical Document Images Based on Superpixel Classification with Unsupervised Feature Learning
Kai Chen, Cheng-Lin Liu, Mathias Seuret, Marcus Liwicki, Jean Hennebert, and Rolf Ingold

Isolated Handwritten Digit Recognition Using oBIFs and Background Features
Abdeljalil Gattal, Chawki Djeddi, Youcef Chibani, and Imran Siddiqi

Fuzzy Integral for Combining SVM-Based Handwritten Soft-Biometrics Prediction
Nesrine Bouadjenek, Hassiba Nemmour, and Youcef Chibani

Preserving Text Content from Historical Handwritten Documents
Arpita Chakraborty and Michael Blumenstein

Handwritten and Machine-Printed Text Discrimination Using a Template Matching Approach
Mehryar Emambakhsh, Yulan He, and Ian Nabney

Discovery and Verification of Computed Data Values in Heterogeneous Web Tables
George Nagy, David W. Embley, Mukkai Krishnamoorthy and Sharad Seth

Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Word Spotting in Historical Documents
Sebastian Sudholt and Gernot Fink

A CNN Based Scene Chinese Text Recognition Algorithm With Synthetic Data Engine
Xiaohang Ren, Kai Chen and Jun Sun

Object Proposals for Text Extraction in Natural Scenes using Ensemble RankSVM
Rong Li, Mengyi En, Jianqiang Li and Haibin Zhang

Data Mining Historical Newspaper Metadata
Jean-Philippe Moreux

Clustering Fundamental Spatial n-Grams for Large Scale Cuneiform Search
Bartosz Bogacz and Hubert Mara

Improving Online Arabic Handwritten Recognition by using Deep Architecture for Feature Extraction
Mohamed Elleuch, Rania Maalej, Najiba Tagougui and Monji Kherallah

Subword Spotting for Use in a Computer Assisted Transcription System
Brian Davis, Robert Clawson and William Barrett

Accuracy of Gradient based Skew Estimation
Florian Kleber, Markus Diem and Robert Sablatnig

18:00 - 19:00

Oral Session 4
Forensic Document Analysis (Chair: Dimosthenis Karatzas)

General Pattern Run-Length Transform for Writer Identification
Sheng He and Lambert Schomaker

Banknote Counterfeit Detection through Background Texture Printing Analysis
Albert Berenguel, Oriol Ramos Terrades, Josep Lladós, and Cristina Cañero

Performance of an Off-Line Signature Verification Method Based on Texture Features on a Large Indic-Script Signature Dataset
Srikanta Pal, Alireza Alaei, Umapada Pal, and Michael Blumenstein

Wednesday, April 13th

08:00 - 08:00

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:30

Oral Session 5
Document Image Analysis (DIA) Systems (Chair: Andreas Dengel)

Word Segmentation Using the Student’s-t Distribution
Georgios Louloudis, Giorgos Sfikas, Nikolaos Stamatopoulos, and Basilis Gatos

MSIO: MultiSpectral Document Image BinarizatIOn
Markus Diem, Fabian Hollaus, and Robert Sablatnig

SDK Reinvented: Document Image Analysis Methods as RESTful Web Services
Marcel Würsch, Rolf Ingold, and Marcus Liwicki

A Compliant Document Image Classification System Based on One-Class Classifier
Nicolas Sidère, Jean-Yves Ramel, Sabine Barrat, Vincent Poulain D’Andecy, and Saddok Kebairi

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00

Discussion Groups

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Oral Session 6
Graphics Recognition and Applications (Chair: Jean-Yves Ramel)

Automatic Hyperlinking of Engineering Drawing Documents
Purnendu Banerjee, Sumit Choudhary, Supriya Das, Himadri Majumdar, Rahul Roy, and Bidyut B. Chaudhuri

Understanding Line Plots Using Bayesian Network
Rathin Radhakrishnan Nair, Nishant Sankaran, Ifeoma Nwogu, and Venu Govindaraju

What You See is What You Get? Automatic Image Verification for Online News Content
Sarah Elkasrawi, Andreas Dengel, Ahmed Abdelsamad, and Syed Saqib Bukhari

Semi-Automatic Text and Graphics Extraction of Manga Using Eye Tracking Information
Christophe Rigaud, Thanh-Nam Le, J.-C. Burie, J.-M. Ogier, Shoya Ishimaru, Motoi Iwata, and Koichi Kise

17:00 - 18:30

Social Event
Visit to Oia, a traditional village in the north of Santorini

18:30 - 20:30

Social Event
Visit to SantoWines winery and enjoy the sunset from the terrace of the winery with a great view to Santorini volcano and the Aegean sea

20:30 -

Gala dinner
Gala dinner at the Mario Restaurant specialising in traditional Greek and Santorinian cusine

Thursday, April 14th

08:00 - 08:00

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

IAPR Keynote
"How Companies and the Academic World Can Interact Together to Generate Innovations Related to Document Analysis"
Jean-Marc Ogier, Université de La Rochelle

10:00 - 11:00

Oral Session 7
Performance Evaluation and Ground Truthing (Chair: Jean-Marc Ogier)

Creating Ground Truth for Historical Manuscripts with Document Graphs and Scribbling Interaction
Angelika Garz, Mathias Seuret, Fotini Simistira, Andreas Fischer, and Rolf Ingold

Document Image Quality Assessment Based on Texture Similarity Index
Alireza Alaei, Donatello Conte, Michael Blumenstein, and Romain Raveaux

Quality Prediction System for Large-Scale Digitisation Workflows
Christian Clausner, Stefan Pletschacher, and Apostolos Antonacopoulos

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Oral Session 8
Handwriting Recognition and Word Spotting (Chair: Enrique Vidal)

Keyword Retrieval Using Scale-Space Pyramid
Irina Rabaev, Klara Kedem, and Jihad El-Sana

A Segmentation-Free Handwritten Word Spotting Approach by Relaxed Feature Matching
Anders Hast and Alicia Fornés

Increasing Robustness of Handwriting Recognition Using Character N-Gram Decoding on Large Lexica
Martin Schall, Marc-Peter Schambach, and Matthias O. Franz

Word Spotting in Historical Document Collections with Online-Handwritten Queries
Christian Wieprecht, Leonard Rothacker, and Gernot A. Fink

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Oral Session 9
OCR Systems (Chair: Abdel Belaid)

QATIP — An Optical Character Recognition System for Arabic Heritage Collections in Libraries
Felix Stahlberg and Stephan Vogel

OCRoRACT: A Sequence Learning OCR System Trained on Isolated Characters
Adnan Ul-Hasan, Syed Saqib Bukhari, and Andreas Dengel

Error Detection in Indic OCRs
V. S. Vinitha and C. V. Jawahar

Multilingual OCR for Indic Scrips
Minesh Mathew, Ajeet Kumar Singh, and C. V. Jawahar

16:00 - 16:30

(Chair: Masaki Nakagawa)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session 2
(Chair: Masaki Nakagawa)

Entity Local Structure Graph Matching for Mislabeling Correction
Nihel Kooli, Abdel Belaïd, Aurélie Joseph, and Vincent Poulain D’Andecy

OCR Accuracy Prediction Method Based on Blur Estimation
Van-Cuong Kieu, Florence Cloppet, and Nicole Vincent

Marginal Noise Reduction in Historical Handwritten Documents — A Survey
Arpita Chakraborty and Michael Blumenstein

Globally Optimal Text Line Extraction Based on K-Shortest Paths Algorithm
Liuan Wang, Seiichi Uchida, Wei Fan, and Jun Sun

Natural Scene Character Recognition Using Robust PCA and Sparse Representation
Zheng Zhang, Yong Xu, and Cheng-Lin Liu

Recognition of Greek Polytonic on Historical Degraded Texts Using HMMs
Vassilis Katsouros, Vassilis Papavassiliou, Fotini Simistira, and Basilis Gatos

Effective Candidate Component Extraction for Text Localization in Born-Digital Images by Combining Text Contours and Stroke Interior Regions
Kai Chen, Fei Yin, and Cheng-Lin Liu

Interactive Definition and Tuning of One-Class Classifiers for Document Image Classification
Nathalie Girard, Roger Trullo, Sabine Barrat, Nicolas Ragot, and Jean-Yves Ramel

Election Tally Sheets Processing System
Juan Ignacio Toledo, Alicia Fornés, Jordi Cucurull, and Josep Lladós

Human-Document Interaction Systems — A New Frontier for Document Image Analysis, Delaunay Triangulation-Based Features for Camera-Based Document Image Retrieval System
Dimosthenis Karatzas, Vincent Poulain D’Andecy, Marçal Rusiñol, Antonio Chica, and Pere-Pau Vazquez

Named Entity Recognition from Unstructured Handwritten Document Images
Chandranath Adak, Bidyut B. Chaudhuri, and Michael Blumenstein

Visual Analysis System for Features and Distances Qualitative Assessment: Application to Word Image Matching
Frédéric Rayar, Tanmoy Mondal, Sabine Barrat, Fatma Bouali, and Gilles Venturini

An Adaptive Zoning Technique for Word Spotting Using Dynamic Time Warping
A. Papandreou, B. Gatos, and K. Zagoris

Visual Script and Language Identification
Anguelos Nicolaou, Andrew D. Bagdanov, Lluis Gomez-Bigorda, and Dimosthenis Karatzas

Making Europe’s Historical Newspapers Searchable
Clemens Neudecker and Apostolos Antonacopoulos

Keyword Spotting in Handwritten Documents Using Projections of Oriented Gradients
George Retsinas, Georgios Louloudis, Nikolaos Stamatopoulos, and Basilis Gatos

Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition with Dropout Applied in Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
Rania Maalej, Najiba Tagougui, and Monji Kherallah

Automatic Selection of Parameters for Document Image Enhancement Using Image Quality Assessment
Ritu Garg and Santanu Chaudhury

A Simple and Effective Solution for Script Identification in the Wild
Ajeet Kumar Singh, Anand Mishra, Pranav Dabral, and C. V. Jawahar

Camera-Based System for User Friendly Annotation of Documents
Yusuke Oguma and Koichi Kise

Searching Corrupted Document Collections
Jason Soo and Ophir Frieder

Stamp processing with examplar features
Yash Bhalgat, Mandar Kulkarni, Shirish Karande and Sachin Lodha

Computer Assisted Transcription and Indexing of Handwritten Historical Documents Demonstration
Verónica Romero, Enrique Vidal, Alejandro Toselli, Joan Puigcerver and Luis A. Leiva

Character Recognition using SVM-HMM in a Multi-hypotheses architecture
Anupama Ray and Santanu Chaudhury

Handwriting Drawing and Learning through Generation
Rabiaa Zitouni, Hala Bezine, Najet Arous and Adel M. Alimi

A Novel Skew Detection and Correction Approach for Scanned Documents
Riaz Ahmad, Sheikh Faisal Rashid, Muhammad Zeshan Afzal, Andreas Dengel, Thomas Breuel and Marcus Liwicki

A Novel Model For Arbitrarily-Oriented Characters Recognition in Natural Scene Images
Yangbo Dong, Anna Zhu and Guoyou Wang

Multi One-Class Incremental SVM for Document Stream Digitization
Anh Khoi Ngo Ho, Véronique Eglin, Nicolas Ragot and Jean-Yves Ramel

Clustering Benchmark for Characters in Historical Documents
Martin Jenckel, Syed Saqib Bukhari and Andreas Dengel

Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition System based on BLSTM for Features Extraction
Rania Maalej, Najiba Tagougui and Monji Kherallah

Semi Automatic Color Segmentation of Document Pages
Stéphane Bres and Véronique Eglin

Redefining Binarization and the Visual Archetype
Anguelos Nicolaou and Marcus Liwicki

18:00 - 18:30

Reports of Discussion Groups

18:30 - 19:00

Concluding Remarks & Awards

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