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)
This paper presents the results of the Handwriting Segmentation Contest that was organized in the context of the ICDAR2013. The general objective of the contest was to use well established evaluation practices and procedures to record recent advances in off-line handwriting segmentation. Two benchmarking datasets, one for text line and one for word(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)
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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)
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)