Research Areas

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Last updated: 2010-004-18


Research and Engineering Areas covered by IAPR/TC-11

  • Early Processing
    • Document Image Processing
      • image operators, skeletonization, contour detection, convex hull
      • foreground/background separation
      • segmentation (page, paragraph, line, word, character etc.)
      • image-feature computation
    • Pen-based Signal Processing
      • sampling techniques
      • filtering techniques
      • dehooking, artefact removal
      • pen angles and pen 'pressure' signal processing
      • on-line feature computation
  • Character Recognition
    • machine-print fonts
    • handwritten characters
    • handwritten gestures and shorthand
  • Word Recognition
    • handwritten cursive word recognition
    • text recognition in low-quality images
  • Text Processing
    • use of linguistic information to improve shape classification
    • geometrical and logical document structure
    • forms definition languages
    • information retrieval
  • Multimedia Processing
    • character recognition in streaming video
    • license plate recognition
    • character recognition from color images (e.g. on WWW, or scanned book covers)
    • image, sketch and shape search
  • Performance Evaluation
    • methodology
    • public software tool development
    • databases
      • machine-print ocr
      • handwriting
      • text and document corpora
  • Application areas
    • document processing: image-to-text
    • check reading
    • postal automation: envelope reading
    • forms reading and parsing
    • graphics recognition and beautification (Also see: TC-10)
    • musical score reading
    • mathematical equation reading
    • signature verification
    • pen computing



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