Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Handwritting Analysis

The number of historical documents which are available in digital form has dramatically increased throughout the last five to ten years. Consequently, there has also been a significant growth in the development of computerized tools for the support of the analysis of such documents. The project “Script and Signs. A Computer-based Analysis of Highmedieval Papal Charters. A Key to Europe’s Cultural History”, which is funded by the e-humanities initiative of the German Ministry of Education, therefore organizes a international symposium. The aim of this symposium is to bring the world’s leading experts on historical document analysis from a diverse set of fields, such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History together.
This inital point provide a compilation of results of single projects in order to focus on them in the future.
Program
June 14, 2013
Opening
8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome – Joachim Hornegger (Vice-President of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
8:45 Message from Chairs Klaus Herbers, Irmgard Fees (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
9:00 Script and Signs. A Computer-based Analysis of High Medieval Papal Charters. A Key to Europe’s Cultural History – Vincent Christlein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
09:15 Presentation of the Papal Documents Database – Thorsten Schlauwitz (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Section I. Traditional Palaeography
09:30 Considerations of the Identification of Scribes: Aims and Methods of Traditional Palaeography – Martin Wagendorfer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
10.10 Forensic Handwriting Analysis – Gudrun Bromm (Mannheim Laboratory for Script and Document Analysis)
 
Section II. Writer Identifcation
11:10 The Right Hand of the Pope: on the Authenticity of the Cardinal Signatures in Registers from the 12th and 13th Centuries – Werner Maleczek (University of Vienna)
11:50 Role of Automation in the Examination of Handwritten Items: the Lindbergh Case – Sargur Srihari (University at Buffalo – State University of New York)
12:30 The necessity of simultaneous multiple perspectives in digital identification of the hand – Lambert Schomaker (University of Groningen)
Section III. Digital Palaeography
14:10 The Evolution of Handwriting in the Papal Curia of the 15th Century – Thomas Frenz (University of Passau)
14:50 In Meaning versus Mining, and Putting the Palaeographer in Charge – Peter Stokes (King’s College London)
15:50 Image Analysis and Clustering of Medieval Scripts: an Evaluation Protocol – Dominique Stutzmann (French National Center for Scientific Research)
16:30 Handwritten Word Spotting in Historical Documents: the Project Five Centuries of Marriages – Josep Lladós (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

June 15, 2013
Section IV. General Document Analysis
8:30 Layout and Writer Identifcation – Otfried Krafft (University of Marburg)
9:10 Multispectral Image Acquisition and Analysis for Manuscript Research – Robert Sablatnik (Vienna University of Technology)
Section V. Automatic Handwriting Recognition and Analysis
10:10 Diptychon: a Transcription Assistant System for the Separation of Glyphs in Medieval Handwritings – Björn Gottfried, Matthias Lawo (University of Bremen / Monumenta Germaniae Historica and Humanities)
10:50 Searching Handwritten Manuscripts – Raghavan Manmatha (University of Massachusetts)
11:30 Automatic Tools for Historical Manuscript Analysis – Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University)
12:10 Concluding Discussion – Kurt Gärtner (Union of the German Academies of Sciences)
13:00 Lunch & guided tour in Bamberg
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