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Keynote 3: Enterprise Approach to OCR Technology Development
Speaker: Andrey Isaev
Director of Technology Products Department, ABBYY. Moscow, Russia
Abstract: The talk presents an overview of the approaches necessary to build the best commercial OCR technology. Commercial OCR technology vendors face significant challenges that academy researchers don't have to take care of. The more popular a technology is, the more important it is to keep recognition results consistent among different versions of the technology SDK in all usage scenarios it is being employed, regardless of any improvements in architecture and algorithms. OCR technology has much more quality parameters than just recognition accuracy, and in different usage scenarios different parameters are important. Thus the best technology has to be best in all aspects. Moreover, during past decades industry has redefined the term OCR which now means much more that just character recognition. This talk attempts to discuss these challenges and their influence on the research and development process.
 

Biography: Andrey Isaev has more than 10 years of experience in the software industry. He joined ABBYY in 2007 to lead its OCR SDK division. His responsibilities cover the full cycle from scientific research goal setting and the management of a team of engineers to market analysis and development. Before joining ABBYY, Andrey was leading R&D in the mobile software and handwriting recognition division at Paragon Software. Andrey earned a Master of Science degree in Management and Applied Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.