Nikolaos Stamatopoulos

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ICDAR 2009 Handwriting Segmentation Contest was organized in the context of ICDAR2009 conference in order to record recent advances in off-line handwriting segmentation. The contest includes handwritten document images produced by many writers in several languages (English, French, German and Greek). These images are manually annotated in order to produce(More)
—ICDAR 2011 Writer Identification Contest is the first contest which is dedicated to record recent advances in the field of writer identification using established evaluation performance measures. The benchmarking dataset of the contest was created with the help of 26 writers that were asked to copy eight pages that contain text in several languages(More)
Document digitization with either flatbed scanners or camera-based systems results in document images which often suffer from warping and perspective distortions that deteriorate the performance of current OCR approaches. In this paper, we present a goal-oriented rectification methodology to compensate for undesirable document image distortions aiming to(More)
Writer identification is important for forensic analysis, helping experts to deliberate on the authenticity of documents. The general objective of the ICFHR 2012 Writer Identification Contest is to record recent advances in the field of writer identification using established evaluation performance measures. Challenge 1 of the contest deals specifically(More)
In this paper, we strive towards the development of efficient techniques in order to segment document pages resulting from the digitization of historical machine-printed sources. This kind of documents often suffer from low quality and local skew, several degradations due to the old printing matrix quality or ink diffusion, and exhibit complex and dense(More)
Dewarping of camera document images has attracted a lot of interest over the last few years since warping not only reduces the document readability but also affects the accuracy of an OCR application. In this paper, a two-step approach for efficient dewarping of camera document images is presented. At a first step, a coarse dewarping is accomplished with(More)
— One of the major issues in document image processing is the efficient creation of ground truth in order to be used for training and evaluation purposes. Since a large number of tools have to be trained and evaluated in realistic circumstances, we need to have a quick and low cost way to create the corresponding ground truth. Moreover, the specific need(More)