Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

20th International SAOT Workshop: "Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Document Analysis"

Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Document Analysis

Date: 14th-15th of June, 2013.

Place: Unicum, Erlangen

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The number of historical documents that are in digital form has dramatically increased during the last five to ten years. Consequently, there has also been a significant growth in the development of computerized tools for supporting the analysis of such documents. The goal of this symposium is to bring together the world’s leading experts on historical document analysis from a diverse set of fields, such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History.


This workshop is jointly organized by:

Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Chair of Medieval History, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Institute of Paleography and Diplomatics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


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