Oliver Nina

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The use of digital images of scanned handwritten historical documents has increased in recent years, especially with the online availability of large document collections. However, the sheer number of images in some of these collections makes them cumbersome to manually read and process, making the need for automated processing of increased importance. A(More)
We present a novel method for addressing the semantic description of images. Our method offers two main contributions. First we introduce a recurrent unit that we call a simplified long short-term memory (LSTM) unit which, in contrast to traditional LSTM units, couples the functions of the input and forget gates into a single gate; we observed that this(More)
Indexing of historical records is a process that uses human effort to read text images and convert them into a machine readable format that facilitates search. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been using volunteers to index millions of microfilm images of genealogy records collected throughout the world. This indexing process is(More)
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