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July 26 (Sunday) - Tutorials
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 11:00 (T1) Interactive Multimodal Transcription of Handwritten Text Images

E. Vidal and A. Tosselli
(T2) Forensic Document Examiners Approach To Handwriting Comparisons / Identification

S. Ibrahim and E. van den Heuvel
11:00 - 11:30 Coffe Break
11:30 - 13:30 (T1) Interactive Multimodal Transcription of Handwritten Text Images

E. Vidal and A. Tosselli
(T2) Forensic Document Examiners Approach To Handwriting Comparisons / Identification

S. Ibrahim and E. van den Heuvel
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 16:50 Coffe Break
16:50 - 18:50 (T3) Digital Libraries and Historical Document Processing

A. Antonacopoulos and S. Marinai
(T4) Recognition Systems. Conception, Evaluation and Improvement

V. Märgner and H. El Abed
19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Reception

July 27 (Monday)
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:20 Opening Ceremony
09:20 - 10:20 IAPR/ICDAR Award Lecture

Horst Bunke:
Graph-based Representations in Document Analysis
10:20 - 10:40 Coffe Break
10:40 - 12:00 (1.1) Character and Text Segmentation and Extraction (1.2) Learning Techniques for Handwriting Recognition (1.3) Forensic Document Analysis
12:10 - 13:30 (2.1) Camera and Video Document Analysis (2.2) Online Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - I (2.3) Information Spotting
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:20 Coffe Break
16:20 - 17:20

Keynote Lecture 1

Aly Conteh:
Mass Digitisation in Digital Libraries: The experience of the British Library

17:30 - 18:50 (3.1) Text Line Segmentation (3.2) Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - I (3.3) Document Classification
19:00 - 20:00

July 28 (Tuesday)
09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture 2

Andreas Dengel:
Ontology-Based Document Understanding on the Semantic Desktop

10:00 - 10:20 Coffe Break
10:20 - 12:00 (4.1) Historical Document Analysis (4.2) Online Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - II (4.3) Document Image Processing and Enhancement
12:10 - 13:30 (5.1) Character Recognition (5.2) Arabic Handwriting Character Recognition (5.3) Document Retrieval
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Poster Session - II
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20 - 17:20

Keynote Lecture 3

Andrey Isaev:
Enterprise Approach to OCR Technology Development

17:30 - 18:50 (6.1) Performance Evaluation and Ground-truthing (6.2) Statistical Classifier-based Handwriting Recognition (6.3) Writer Identification and Verification
19:00 Social Event and Banquet

July 29 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture 4

Guy Lorette:
Ten editions of ICDAR: Overview and Outlook

10:00 - 10:20 Coffe Break
10:20 - 11:40 (7.1) Page Segmentation and Layout Analysis (7.2) Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - II (7.3) Scientific Document Recognition
11:50 - 13:20 Poster Session - III
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:50 Panel Session
16:00 - 16:20 Coffe Break
16:20 - 17:50 Competitions Session
18:00 - 18:30 Awards Presentation / Closing


Session 1.1: Character and Text Segmentation and Extraction [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Text Detection and Localization in Complex Scene Images using Constrained AdaBoost Algorithm
S. M. Hanif and L. Prevost

Text Localization in Natural Scene Images Based on Conditional Random Field
Y.-F. Pan, X. Hou and C.-L. Liu

Multi-Oriented and Multi-Sized Touching Character Segmentation using Dynamic Programming
P. Roy, U. Pal, J. Lladós and M. Delalandre

Conspicuous Character Patterns
S. Uchida, R. Hattori, M. Iwamura, S. Omachi and K. Kise

Session 1.2: Learning Techniques for Handwriting Recognition [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

Writer Adaptive Training and Writing Variant Model Refinement for Offline Arabic Handwriting Recognition
P. Dreuw, D. Rybach, C. Gollan and H. Ney

Semi-supervised Learning for Handwriting Recognition
G. Ball and S. Srihari

Evaluating Retraining Rules for Semi-supervised Learning in Neural Network Based Cursive Word Recognition
V. Frinken and H. Bunke

Design Compact Recognizers of Handwritten Chinese Characters Using Precision Constrained Gaussian Models, Minimum Classification Error Training and Parameter Compression
Y. Wang and Q. Huo

Session 1.3: Forensic Document Analysis [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

On-Line Signature Verification: Directional Analysis of a Signature using Weighted Relative Angle Partitions for Exploitation of Inter-Feature Dependencies
M.T. Ibrahim, M. Kyan, M. Aurangzeb Khan, K.S. Alimgeer and L. Guan

Biometric Person Authentication Method using Camera-based Online Signature Acquisition
D. Muramatsu, K. Yasuda and T. Matsumoto

Toward Resisting Forgery Attacks via Pseudo-signatures
J. Chen, D. Lopresti and F. Monrose

Impact of Alphabet Knowledge on Online Writer Identification
G.X. Tan, C. Viard-Gaudin and A.C. Kot

Session 2.1: Camera and Video Document Analysis [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Coupled Snakelet Model for Curled Textline Segmentation of Camera-Captured Document Images
S.S. Bukhari, F. Shafait and T.M. Breuel

A Laplacian Method for Video Text Detection
T.Q. Phan, P. Shivakumara and C.L. Tan

Using Multiple Frame Integration for the Text Recognition of Video
J. Yi, Y. Peng and J. Xiao

Real-Time Camera-Based Recognition of Characters and Pictograms
M. Iwamura, T. Tsuji, A. Horimatsu and K. Kise

Session 2.2: Online Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - I [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

Fast Incremental Learning Strategy Driven by Confusion Reject for Online Handwriting Recognition
A. Almaksour and E. Anquetil

Learning and Adaptation for Improving Handwritten Character Recognizers
N. Tewari and A. Namboodiri

Writer Adaptive Online Handwriting Recognition Using Incremental Linear Discriminant Analysis
Z. Huang, K. Ding, L. Jin and X. Gao

Using Mouse Feedback in Computer Assisted Transcription of Handwritten Text Images
V. Romero, A.H. Toselli and E. Vidal

Session 2.3: Information Spotting [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

Seal Detection and Recognition: An Approach for Document Indexing
P. Roy, U. Pal and J. Lladós

Fisher Kernels for Handwritten Word-spotting
F. Perronnin and J. Rodriguez-Serrano

Logo Spotting by a Bag-of-words Approach for Document Categorization
M. Rusiñol and J. Lladós

Slit Style HOG Feature for Document Image Word Spotting
K. Terasawa and Y. Tanaka

Poster Session I [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Geometric Centroids and their Relative Distances for Off-line Signature Verification
H.N. Prakash and D.S. Guru

Offline Signature Verification based on Pseudo-cepstral Coefficients
J.F. Vargas Bonilla, M.A. Ferrer Ballester, C.M. Travieso Gonzalez and J.B. Alonso Hernandez

Evaluation of Brute-force Attack to Dynamic Signature Verification using Synthetic Samples
J. Galbally, J. Fierrez, M. Martinez-Diaz and J. Ortega-Garcia

Multi-exposure Document Fusion based on Edge-Intensities
M. Block, M. Schaubert, F. Wiesel and R. Rojas

Text-tracking Wearable Camera System for the Blind
H. Goto and M. Tanaka

Real-time Retrieval for Images of Documents in Various Languages using a Web Camera
T. Nakai, K. Kise and M. Iwamura

Camera-based Ballot Counter
G. Nagy, B. Clifford, A. Berg, G. Saunders, D. Lopresti and E. Barney Smith

A Gradient Difference based Technique for Video Text Detection
P. Shivakumara, T.Q. Phan and C.L. Tan

Lexicon-based Word Recognition Using Support Vector Machine and Hidden Markov Model
A.R. Ahmad, C. Viard-Gaudin and M. Khalid

Scene Text Extraction using Focus of Mobile Camera
E. Kim, S.H. Lee and J.H. Kim

Devanagari and Bangla Text Extraction from Natural Scene Images
U. Bhattacharya, S.K. Parui and S. Mondal

A Steerable Directional Local Profile Technique for Extraction of Handwritten Arabic Text Lines
Z. Shi, S. Setlur and V. Govindaraju

Text Segmentation in Colour Posters from the Spanish Civil War Era
A. Clavelli and D. Karatzas

Ornamental Letters Image Classification Using Local Dissimilarity Maps
J. Landre, F. Morain-Nicolier and S. Ruan

Low-resolution Character Recognition by Video-based Super-resolution
A. Ohkura, D. Deguchi, T. Takahashi, I. Ide and H. Murase

F-ratio Based Weighted Feature Extraction for Similar Shape Character Recognition
T. Wakabayashi, U. Pal, F. Kimura and Y. Miyake

Combining Multiple HMMs using On-line and Off-line Features for Off-line Arabic Handwriting Recognition
M. Hamdani, H. El Abed, M. Kherallah and A.M. Alimi

Shape Descriptor based Document Image Indexing and Symbol Recognition
E. Hassan, S. Chaudhury and M. Gopal

Language Model Integration for the Recognition of Handwritten Medieval Documents
M. Wüthrich, M. Liwicki, A. Fischer, E. Indermühle, H. Bunke, G. Viehhauser and M. Stolz

Style-based Ballot Mark Recognition
P. Xiu, D. Lopresti, H. Baird, G. Nagy and E. Barney Smith

Recognition of Degraded Handwritten Characters Using Local Features
M. Diem and R. Sablatnig

Locally Developable Constraint for Document Surface Reconstruction
Y. Shao, X. Liu, X. Qin, Y. Xu and H. Bao

A Distance-based Technique for non-Manhattan Layout Analysis
S. Ferilli, M. Biba, F. Esposito and T.M.A. Basile

OCD: An Optimized and Canonical Document Format
J.L. Bloechle, D. Lalanne and R. Ingold

Hybrid Page Layout Analysis via Tab-Stop Detection
R. Smith

Identification of Very Similar Filled-in Forms with a Reject Option
J. Arlandis, J.C. Pérez-Cortés and E. Ungria

Metadata Extraction from PDF Papers for Digital Library Ingest
S. Marinai

Form Field Frame Boundary Removal for Form Processing System in Gurmukhi Script
D. Sharma and G. Lehal

Graph b-Coloring for Automatic Recognition of Documents
D. Gaceb, V. Eglin, F. Lebourgeois and H. Emptoz

Fusion of Word Spotting and Spatial Information for Figure Caption Retrieval in Historical Document Images
K. Khurshid, C. Faure and N. Vincent

Segmentation-free Word Spotting in Historical Printed Documents
B. Gatos and I. Pratikakis

Automatic Evaluation Framework for Word Spotting
K. Terasawa, H. Imura and Y. Tanaka

FHT: An Unconstraint Farsi Handwritten Text Database
M. Ziaratban, K. Faez and F. Bagheri

HCL2000: A Large-scale Handwritten Chinese Character Database for Handwritten Character Recognition
H. Zhang, J. Guo, G. Chen and C. Li

Compression and String Matching Method for Printed Document Images
H. Imura and Y. Tanaka

A Realistic Dataset for Performance Evaluation of Document Layout Analysis
A. Antonacopoulos, D. Bridson, C. Papadopoulos and S. Pletschacher

The GERMANA database
D. Pérez, L. Tarazón, N. Serrano, F. Castro, O. Ramos Terrades and A. Juan

Trinary Image Mosaicing based Watermark String Detection
J. Sun, S. Naoi, Y. Fujii, H. Takebe, Y. Hotta

A Generic Form Processing Approach for Large Variant Templates
Y. Navon, E. Barkan and B. Ophir

Document Binarization based on Connected Operators
B. Naegel and L. Wendling

Document Images Restoration by a New Tensor based Diffusion Process: Application to the Recognition of Old Printed Documents
F. Drira, F. Lebourgeois and H. Emptoz

2D CAD Data Mining Based on Spatial Relation
H. Kizu, J. Yamamoto, T. Takeda, K. Gyohten and N. Sueda

Keyword Spotting in Document Images through Word Shape Coding
S. Bai, L. Li and C. L. Tan

Information Retrieval Model for Online Handwritten Script Identification
G.X. Tan, C. Viard-Gaudin and A.C. Kot

Detecting Printed and Handwritten Partial Copies of Line Drawings Embedded in Complex Backgrounds
W. Sun and K. Kise

Document Image Retrieval with Local Feature Sequences
J. Li, Z. G. Fan, Y. Wu and N. Le

Handwritten Word-image Retrieval with Synthesized Typed Queries
J.A. Rodríguez-Serrano and F. Perronnin

Generic Feature Selection and Document Processing
H. Chouaib, N. Vincent, F. Cloppet and S. Tabbone

Scalable Feature Extraction from Noisy Documents
L. Lecerf and B. Chidlovskii

A New Block Partitioned Feature for Text Verification
X. Wang, L. Huang and C. Liu

German Lute Tablature Recognition
C. Dalitz and C. Pranzas

Raster Map Image Analysis
T.C. Henderson and T. Linton

Information Extraction from Multimodal ECG Documents
F. Wang, T. Syeda-Mahmood and D. Beymer

A Pixel-level Statistical-structural Descriptor for Shape Measure and Recognition
J. Zhang and W. Liu

An A-posteriori Probability Calculation Method for Analytic Word Recognition Applicable to Address Recognition
T. Hamamura, T. Akagi and B. Irie

Word Image Matching based on Hausdorff Distances
A. Andreev and N. Kirov

A Framework for Adaptation of Active-DTW Classifier for Online Handwritten Character Recognition
V. Roy, S. Madhvanath, S. Anand and R.R. Sharma

High Performance Chinese/English Mixed OCR with Character Level Language Identification
K. Wang, J. Jin and Q. Wang

Arabic Handwriting Recognition using Restored Stroke Chronology
A. Elbaati, H. Boubaker, M. Kherallah, A. Ennaji, H. El Abed and A.M. Alimi

Combination of Measurement-Level Classifiers: Output Normalization by Dynamic Time Warping
G. Pirlo, D. Impedovo, C.A. Trullo and E. Stasolla

Statistical Modelling and Learning for Recognition-based Handwritten Numeral String Segmentation
Y. Wang, X. Liu and Y. Jia

A New Method for Writer Identification of Handwritten Farsi Documents
F.S. Nejad and M. Rahmati

Rearrangement of Recognized Strokes in Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Words Recognition
A. Sharma, R. Kumar and R.K. Sharma

Session 3.1: Text Line Segmentation [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Markov Random Field Based Text Identification from Annotated Machine Printed Documents
X. Peng, S. Setlur, V. Govindaraju, R. Sitaram and K. Bhuvanagiri

A Variational Bayes Method for Handwritten Text Line Segmentation
F. Yin and C.-L. Liu

A Unified Framework based on the Level Set Approach for Segmentation of Unconstrained Double-sided Document Images Suffering from Bleed-through
R.F. Moghaddam, D. Rivest-Hénault, I. Bar-Yosef and M. Cheriet

Script-Independent Handwritten Textlines Segmentation using Active Contours
S.S. Bukhari, F. Shafait and T.M. Breuel

Session 3.2: Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - I [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

A Novel Rejection Measurement in Handwritten Numeral Recognition Based on Linear Discriminant Analysis
C.L. He, L. Lam and C.Y. Suen

Indian Multi-script Full Pin-code String Recognition for Postal Automation
U. Pal, R. Roy, K. Roy and F. Kimura

Bayesian Best-first Search for Pattern Recognition - Application to Address Recognition
T. Hamamura, T. Akagi and B. Irie

Handling Out-of-vocabulary Words and Recognition Errors based on Word Linguistic Context for Handwriting Sentence Recognition
S. Quiniou, M. Cheriet and E. Anquetil

Session 3.3: Document Classification [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

Pattern Classification on Local Metric Structure
Y. Washizawa

Drop Caps Decomposition for Indexing A New Letter Extraction Method
M. Coustaty, J.-M. Ogier, R. Pareti and N. Vincent

A Rotation Invariant Page Layout Descriptor for Document Classification and Retrieval
A. Gordo and E. Valveny

A Hierarchical Classification Model for Document Categorization
J. Xu, V. Singh, V. Govindaraju and D. Neogi

Session 4.1: Historical Document Analysis [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

A Novel Feature Extraction and Classification Methodology for the Recognition of Historical Documents
G. Vamvakas, B. Gatos and S. Perantonis

Retrieval of the Ornaments from the Hand-Press Period: an Overview
E. Baudrier, S. Busson, S. Corsini, M. Delalandre, J. Landré and F. Morain-Nicolier

Word-Based Adaptive OCR for Historical Books
V. Kluzner, A. Tzadok, Y. Shimony, E. Walach and A. Antonacopoulos

A New Framework for Recognition of Heavily Degraded Characters in Historical Typewritten Documents based on Semi-Supervised Clustering
S. Pletschacher, J. Hu and A. Antonacopoulos

Application of Multi-level Classifiers and Clustering for Automatic Word-spotting in Historical Document Images
R.F. Moghaddam and M. Cheriet

Session 4.2: Online Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - II [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

Effect of Improved Path Evaluation for On-line Handwritten Japanese Text Recognition
B. Zhu, X.-D. Zhou, C.-L. Liu and M. Nakagawa

Online Handwritten Japanese Character String Recognition Using Conditional Random Fields
X.-D. Zhou, C.-L. Liu and M. Nakagawa

A Study of Feature Design for Online Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition based on Continuous-Density Hidden Markov Models
L. Ma, Q. Huo and Y. Shi

An Investigation of Imaginary Stroke Technique for Cursive Online Handwriting Chinese Character Recognition
K. Ding, G. Deng and L. Jin

A Character-structure-guided Approach to Estimating Possible Orientations of a Rotated Isolated Online Handwritten Chinese
T. He and Q. Huo

Session 4.3: Document Image Processing and Enhancement [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

Threshold Correction of Document Image Binarization for Ruled-line Extraction
H. Tanaka

Registration and Enhancement of Double-sided Degraded Manuscripts Acquired in Multispectral Modality
A. Tonazzini, G. Bianco and E. Salerno

Document Image Binarisation using Markov Field Model
T. Lelore and F. Bouchara

Clutter Noise Removal in Binary Document Images
M. Agrawal and D. Doermann

Robust Color Image Enhancement of Digitized Books
J. Fan

Session 5.1: Character Recognition [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Robust Recognition of Documents by Fusing Results of Word Clusters
K. Venkat Rasagna, S. Anand Kumar, C.V. Jawahar and R. Manmatha

Learning on the Fly: Font-Free Approaches to Difficult OCR Problems
A. Kae and E. Learned-Miller

Low Cost Correction of OCR Errors using Learning in a Multi-engine Environment
A. Abdulkader and M. Casey

Error-Correcting Output Coding for the Convolutional Neural Network for Optical Character Recognition
H. Deng, G. Stathopoulos and C.Y. Suen

Session 5.2: Arabic Handwriting Character Recognition [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

Isolated Handwritten Farsi Numerals Recognition Using Sparse and Over complete Representations
W. Pan, T.D. Bui and C.Y. Suen

Arabic and Latin Script Identification in Printed and Handwritten Natures based on Steerable Pyramid Features
M. Benjelil, S. Kanoun, R. Mullot and A.M. Alimi

Confidence-based Discriminative Training for Model Adaptation in Offline Arabic Handwriting Recognition
P. Dreuw, G. Heigold and H. Ney

Fine Classification of Unconstrained Handwritten Persian/Arabic Numerals by Removing Confusion amongst Similar Classes
A. Alaei, P. Nagabhushan and U. Pal

Session 5.3: Document Retrieval [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

Logo Matching for Document Image Retrieval
G. Zhu and D. Doermann

Bayesian Similarity Model Estimation for Approximate Recognized Text Search
A. Takasu

Finding the Most Probable Ranking of Objects with Probabilistic Pairwise Preferences
M. Parakhin and P. Haluptzok

Google Newspaper Search - Image Processing and Analysis Pipeline
K. Chaudhury, A. Jain, S. Thirthala, V. Sahasranaman, S. Saxena and S. Mahalingam

Poster Session II [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Handwritten Text Line Segmentation by Shredding Text into its Lines
A. Nicolaou and B. Gatos

User-Guided Wrapping of PDF Documents using Graph Matching Techniques
T. Hassan

Handwritten Text Line Identification in Indian Scripts
S. Bera and B.B. Chaudhuri

Classifying Foreground Pixels in Document Images
P. Sarkar, E. Saund and J. Lin

PixLabeler: User Interface for Pixel-Level Labelling of Elements in Document Images
E. Saund, J. Lin and P. Sarkar

Text Line Segmentation Based on Morphology and Histogram Projection
R.P. dos Santos, G.S. Clemente, T.I. Ren and G.D.C. Cavalcanti

A Self-Adaptive Method for Extraction of Document-Specific Alphabets
S. Pletschacher

Affixal Approach versus Analytical Approach for Off-Line Arabic Decomposable Vocabulary Recognition
S. Kanoun, F. Slimane, H. Guesmi, R. Ingold, A.M. Alimi and J. Hennebert

Evaluation of Different Strategies to Optimize an HMM-based Character Recognition System
M. Santos, A. Ko, L.S. Oliveira, R. Sabourin, A. Koerich and A.S. Britto Jr

An Open Source Tesseract based Optical Character Recognizer for Bangla Script
Md.A. Hasnat, M.R. Chowdhury and M. Khan

Character Recognition under Severe Perspective Distortion
P. Zhou, L. Li and C.L. Tan

Vector Representation of Graphs: Application to the Classification of Symbols and Letters
N. Sidère, P. Héroux and J.-Y. Ramel

A Novel Two Stage Evaluation Methodology for Word Segmentation Techniques
G. Louloudis, N. Stamatopoulos and B. Gatos

Invariant Primitives for Handwritten Arabic Script: A Contrastive Study of Four Feature Sets
S. Haboubi, S.S. Maddouri, H. El-Abed and N. Ellouze

Scaling Up Whole-Book Recognition
P. Xiu and H. Baird

Semi-automatic Forensic Reconstruction of Ripped-up Documents
P. De Smet

A Symbol Spotting Approach Based on the Vector Model and a Visual Vocabulary
T.-O. Nguyen, S. Tabbone and A. Boucher

A Feedback-based Multi-classifier System
G. Pirlo, S. Impedovo and R. Modugno

Machine Authentication of Security Documents
U. Garain and B. Halder

Semi-automatic Roof Reconstruction
T. Lu, Y. Yang F. Su and Z. Sun

Robustness of Signature Verification Systems to Imitators with Increasing Skills
F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez, A. Gilperez, J. Galbally and J. Ortega-Garcia

Document Analysis Support for the Manual Auditing of Elections
D. Lopresti, X. Zhou, X. Huang and G. Tan

Constant-Time Locally Optimal Adaptive Binarization
I. Konya, C. Seibert, S. Eickeler and S. Glahn

Enhanced Text Extraction from Arabic Degraded Document Images using EM Algorithm
W. Boussellaa, A. Bougacha, Z. Abderrazak, H. El Abed and A.M. Alimi

Feature based Binarization of Document Images Degraded by Uneven Light Condition
J.G. Kuk and N. Cho

Manuscript Bleed-through Removal via Hysteresis Thresholding
R. Estrada and C. Tomasi

Pre-processing of Degraded Printed Documents by Non-Local Means and Total Variation
L. Likforman-Sulem, J. Darbon and E. Barney Smith

Character-SIFT: a Novel Feature for Offline Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition
Z. Zhang, L. Jin, K. Ding and X. Gao

Page Rule-Line Removal using Linear Subspaces in Monochromatic Handwritten Arabic Documents
W. Abd-Almageed, J. Kumar and D. Doermann

Improvements in BBN's HMM-based Offline Arabic Handwriting Recognition System
S. Saleem, H. Cao, K. Subramanian, M. Kamali, R. Prasad and P. Natarajan

New Algorithm of Straight or Curved Baseline Detection for Short Arabic Handwritten writing
H. Boubaker, M. Kherallah and A.M. Alimi

HMM-based Handwritten Word Recognition System by using Singularities
S. Impedovo, A. Ferrante and R. Modugno

Shape Encoded Post Processing of Gurmukhi OCR
D.V. Sharma, G.S. Lehal and S. Mehta

Segmentation of Arabic Handwriting based on Both Contour and Skeleton Segmentation
S. Wshah, Z. Shi and V. Govindaraju

A Kai Style Calligraphic Beautification Method for Handwriting Chinese Character
W. Xia and L. Jin

Stochastic Model of Stroke Order Variation
Y. Katayama, S. Uchida and H. Sakoe

Recognition of Handwritten Numerical Fields in a Large Single-writer Historical Collection
M. Bulacu, A. Brink, T. van der Zant and L. Schomaker

Spatial and Spectral Based Segmentation of Text in Multispectral Images of Ancient Documents
M. Lettner and R. Sablatnig

Revealing the Visually Unknown in Ancient Manuscripts with a Similarity Measure for IR-Imaged Inks
A. Licata, A. Psarrou and V. Kokla

Italic or Roman: Word Style Recognition without A Priori Knowledge for Old Printed Documents
L. Eynard and H. Emptoz

Restoration and Segmentation of Highly Degraded Characters using a Shape-independent Level Set Approach and Multi-level Classifiers
R.F. Moghaddam, D. Rivest-Hénault and M. Cheriet

Steerable Pyramid based Complex Documents Images Segmentation
M. Benjelil, S. Kanoun, R. Mullot and A.M. Alimi

A Method for Automatically Extracting Road Layers from Raster Maps
Y.-Y. Chiang and C. Knoblock

Learning Rich Hidden Markov Models in Document Analysis: Table Location
A. Costa e Silva

Seizing the Treasure: Transferring Layout Knowledge in Invoice Analysis
F. Schulz, M. Ebbecke, M. Gillmann, B. Adrian, S. Agne and A. Dengel

Unconstrained Handwritten Document Layout Extraction using 2D Conditional Random Fields
F. Montreuil, E. Grosicki, L. Heutte and S. Nicolas

"The Godfather" vs. "Chaos": Comparing Linguistic Analysis based on Online Knowledge Sources and Bags-of-N-Grams for Movie Review Valence Estimation
B. Schuller, T. Knaup, J. Schenk and G. Rigoll

Improvements in Keyword Search within Handwritten Digital Ink
C. Cheng, B. Zhu, X. Chen and M. Nakagawa

Hierarchical On-line Arabic Handwriting Recognition
R. Saabni and J. El-Sana

Pen Acoustic Emissions for Text and Gesture Recognition
A. Seniuk and D. Blostein

GMs in On-Line Handwritten Whiteboard Note Recognition: The Influence of Implementation and Modelling
J. Schenk, B. Hörnler, B. Schuller, A. Braun and G. Rigoll

Using Top n Recognition Candidates to Categorize On-line Handwritten Documents
S.P. Saldarriaga, E. Morin and C. Viard-Gaudin

Recognition-based Segmentation Algorithm for On-line Arabic Handwriting
K. Daifallah, N. Zarka and H. Jamous

A Framework based on Semi-Supervised Clustering for Discovering Unique Writing Styles
A. Bharath and S. Madhvanath

Embedded Bernoulli Mixture HMMs for Handwritten Word Recognition
A. Giménez and A. Juan

A Collaborative Interface for Multimodal Ink and Audio Documents
A. Regmi and S. Watt

PDF-TREX: An Approach for Recognizing and Extracting Tables from PDF Documents
M. Ruffolo and E. Oro

Analysis of Book Documents' Table of Content Based on Clustering
L. Gao, Z. Tang, X. Lin, X. Tao and Y. Chu

An RDF-Based Blackboard Architecture for Improving Table Analysis
V. Long

Extraction of Nom Text Regions from Stele Images Using Area Voronoi Diagram
T.V. Hoang, S. Tabbone and N.-Y. Pham

Two-stage Approach for Word-wise Script Identification
S. Chanda, S. Pal, K. Franke and U. Pal

Online Text-independent Writer Identification Based on Temporal Sequence and Shape Codes
B. Li and T. Tan

Author Identification using Compression Models
D. Pavelec, L.S. Oliveira, E. Justino, F.D. Nobre Neto and L.V. Batista

Session 6.1: Performance Evaluation and Ground-truthing [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Results of the RIMES Evaluation Campaign for Handwritten Mail Processing
E. Grosicki, M. Carré, J.-M. Brodin and E. Geoffrois

A New Arabic Printed Text Image Database and Evaluation Protocols
F. Slimane, R. Ingold, S. Kanoun, A.M. Alimi and J. Hennebert

A Tool for Ground-truthing Text Lines and Characters in Off-line Handwritten Chinese Documents
F. Yin, Q.-F. Wang and C.-L. Liu

A Methodology for Document Image Dewarping Techniques Performance Evaluation
N. Stamatopoulos, B. Gatos and I. Pratikakis

Session 6.2: Statistical Classifier-based Handwriting Recognition [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

HMM-based Handwritten Amharic Word Recognition with Feature Concatenation
Y. Assabie and J. Bigun

Learning Bayesian Networks by Evolution for Classifier Combination
C. De Stefano, F. Fontanella, A. Scotto di Freca and A. Marcelli

Stochastic Segment Modelling for Offline Handwriting Recognition
P. Natarajan, K. Subramanian, A. Bhardwaj and R. Prasad

Maximum Margin Training of Gaussian HMMs for Handwriting Recognition
T.M.T. Do and T. Artieres

Session 6.3: Writer Identification and Verification [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

A Set of Chain Code based Features for Writer Recognition
I. Siddiqi and N. Vincent

Hierarchical Shape Primitive Features for Online Text-independent Writer Identification
B. Li, Z. Sun and T. Tan

Off-line Multi-script Writer Identification using AR Coefficients
U. Garain and T. Paquet

On the Use of Texture Features for Writer Identification in Old Handwritten Music Scores
A. Fornés, J. Lladós, G. Sánchez and H. Bunke

Session 7.1: Page Segmentation and Layout Analysis [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

Text Lines and Snippets Extraction for 19th Century Handwriting Documents Layout Analysis
V. Malleron, V. Eglin, S. Dord-Crouslé, H. Emptoz and P. Régnier

Improving the Table Boundary Detection in PDFs by Fixing the Sequence Error of the Sparse Lines
Y. Liu

Voronoi++: A Dynamic Page Segmentation Approach based on Voronoi and Docstrum Features
M. Agrawal and D. Doermann

Context-oriented Layout Optimization of Large-print Textbooks
I. Tatsumi, H. Habe and M. Kidode

Session 7.2: Handwriting Analysis and Recognition - II [^]
Room Lluís Vives I

Prototype Selection for Handwritten Connected Digits Classification
C. de Santana Pereira and G.D.C. Cavalcanti

Recognition of Handwritten Chinese Characters by Combining Regularization, Fisher's Discriminant and Distorted Sample Generation
K.C. Leung and C.H. Leung

From Isolated Handwritten Characters to Fields Recognition: There's Many a Slip twixt Cup and Lip
C. Kermorvant, A.-L. Bianne, P. Marty and F. Menasri

Integrating Language Model in Handwritten Chinese Text Recognition
Q.-F. Wang, F. Yin and C.-L. Liu

Session 7.3: Scientific Document Recognition [^]
Room Lluís Vives II

Mathematical Symbol Indexing using Topologically Ordered Clusters of Shape Contexts
S. Marinai, B. Miotti and G. Soda

Towards Handwritten Mathematical Expressions Recognition
A.M. Awal, H. Mouchère and C. Viard-Gaudin

Utilizing Consistency Context for Handwritten Mathematical Expression Recognition
K. Kim, T.H. Rhee, J.S. Lee and J.H. Kim

The Understanding and Structure Analyzing for Online Handwritten Chemical Formulas
X. Wang, G. Shi and J. Yang

Poster Session III [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

A Survey of Techniques for Document and Archaeology Artefact Reconstruction
F. Kleber and R. Sablatnig

A New Approach for Skew Correction of Documents Based on Particle Swarm Optimization
J. Sadri and M. Cheriet

New Trends in Digital Scanning Processes
S. Impedovo, R. Modugno, A. Ferrante and E. Stasolla

Document Content Extraction Using Automatically Discovered Features
S.-Y. Wang, H. Baird and C. An

Graphological Analysis of Handwritten Text Documents for Human Resources Recruitment
R. Coll, A. Fornés and J. Lladós

Using Kernel Density Classifier with Topic Model and Cost Sensitive Learning for Automatic Text Categorization
D.S. Mansjur, T.S. Wada and B.H. Juang

Unsupervised HMM Adaptation using Page Style Clustering
H. Cao, R. Prasad, S. Saleem and P. Natarajan

Finding Images and Line-drawings in Document-scanning Systems
S. Baluja and M. Covell

Detection of Incoherencies in a Document Corpus based on the Application of a Neuro-fuzzy System
S. Martin, V. Arribas and G.I. Sainz

Image Classification to Improve Printing Quality of Mixed-Type Documents
R.D. Lins, G. Pereira e Silva, S.J. Simske, J. Fan, M. Shaw, P. Sá and M. Thielo

Comparative Study of Devnagari Handwritten Character Recognition using Different Features and Classifiers
U. Pal, T. Wakabayashi and F. Kimura

Temporal Order Recovery of the Scanned Handwriting
A. Elbaati, M. Kherallah, A. Ennaji and A.M. Alimi

Explicit Fuzzy Modelling of Shapes and Positioning for Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition
A. Delaye, E. Anquetil and S. Macé

Rejection Strategies with Multiple Classifiers for Handwritten Character Recognition
X.-C. Yin, H.-W. Hao, Y.-F. Tang, J. Sun and S. Naoi

A New Method for Rotation Free Online Unconstrained Handwritten Chinese Word Recognition: A Holistic Approach
K. Ding, L. Jin and X. Gao

A Novel Approach for Rotation Free Online Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition
S. Huang, L. Jin and J. Lv

Hierarchical Decomposition of Handwriting Deformation Vector Field Using 2D Warping and Global/Local Affine Transformation
T. Wakahara and S. Uchida

Recurrent HMMs and Cursive Handwriting Recognition Graphs
M.-P. Schambach

Unsupervised Selection and Discriminative Estimation of Orthogonal Gaussian Mixture Models for Handwritten Digit Recognition
X.F. Chen, X.B. Liu and Y.D. Jia

Writer Adaptation for Online Handwriting Recognition System Using Virtual Examples
H. Miyao and M. Maruyama

Line Segmentation for Degraded Handwritten Historical Documents
I. Bar-Yosef, N. Hagbi, K. Kedem and I. Dinstein

A Dual Taxonomy for Defects in Digitized Historical Photos
E. Ardizzone, A. De Polo, H. Dindo, G. Mazzola and C. Nanni

A Modified Adaptive Logical Level Binarization Technique for Historical Document Images
K. Ntirogiannis, B. Gatos and I. Pratikakis

Automatic Corresponding Control Points Selection for Historical Document Image Registration
J. Wang, M. Brown and C.L. Tan

How to Improve a Handwriting Recognition System
H. El Abed and V. Märgner

Combining Alignment Results for Historical Handwritten Document Analysis
E. Indermühle, M. Liwicki and H. Bunke

Separate Chinese Character and English Character by Cascade Classifier and Feature Selection
Y. Zhu, J. Sun, A. Minagawa, Y. Hotta and S. Naoi

A Multi-Lingual Recognition System for Arabic and Latin Handwriting
Y. Kessentini, T. Paquet and A. Ben Hamadou

Modelling, Classifying and Annotating Weakly Annotated Images using Bayesian Network
S. Barrat and S. Tabbone

CASIA-OLHWDB1: A Database of Online Handwritten Chinese Characters
D.-H. Wang, C.-L. Liu, J.-L. Yu and X.-D. Zhou

Recognition of On-Line Handwritten Commutative Diagrams
A. Stoffel, E. Tapia and R. Rojas

An Improved Online Tamil Character Recognition Engine using Post-Processing Methods
S. Sundaram and A.G. Ramakrishnan

PENTOOLS - A MATLAB Toolkit for On-line Pen-based Data Experimentation
R. Guest

Affine Distortion Compensation for an Isolated Online Handwritten Chinese Character Using Combined Orientation Estimation and HMM-based Minimax Classification
T. He and Q. Huo

Efficient Generation of Comprehensive Database for online Arabic Script Recognition
R. Saabni and J. El-sana

Capturing Digital Ink as Retrieving Fragments of Document Images
K. Iwata, K. Kise, T. Nakai, M. Iwamura, S. Uchida and S. Omachi

A Probabilistic Framework for Soft Target Learning in Online Cursive Handwriting Recognition
X. Zhu, Y. Ge, F. Guo and L. Zhen

Selecting Features in On-Line Handwritten Whiteboard Note Recognition: SFS or SFFS?
J. Schenk, M. Kaiser and G. Rigoll

HMM-based Online Recognition of Handwritten Chemical Symbols
Y. Zhang, G. Shi and J. Yang

Improving a DTW-based Recognition Engine for On-line Handwritten Characters by using MLPs
M.J. Castro, S. España, J. Gorbe, F. Zamora, D. Llorens, A. Marzal, F. Prat and J.M. Vilar

Online Recognition of Multi-Stroke Symbols with Orthogonal Series
O. Golubitsky and S. Watt

Development and Evaluation of Text Localization Techniques Based on Structural Texture Features and Neural Classifiers
C. Emmanouilidis, C. Batsalas and N. Papamarkos

Automated Ground Truth Data Generation for Newspaper Document Images
T. Strecker, J. van Beusekom, S. Albayrak and T. Breuel

Robust Extraction of Text from Camera Images
S.P. Chowdhury, S. Dhar, A.K. Das, B. Chanda and K. McMenemy

A Robust Wavelet Transform Based Technique for Video Text Detection
P. Shivakumara, T.Q. Phan and C.L. Tan

Disease-specific Extraction of Text from Cardiac Echo Videos for Decision Support
T. Syeda-Mahmood, D. Beymer and A. Amir

Improving the Enrolment in Dynamic Signature Verification with Synthetic Samples
J. Galbally, J. Fierrez, M. Martinez-Diaz and J. Ortega-Garcia

Global Features for the Off-Line Signature Verification Problem
V. Nguyen, M. Blumenstein and G. Leedham

An Investigation of Predictive Profiling from Handwritten Signature Data
M. Fairhurst and M. Abreu

Capturing Reliable Data for Computer-based Forensic Handwriting Analysis II: Pen-position Activations
K. Franke

A Multi-Hypothesis Approach for Off-Line Signature Verification with HMMs
L. Batista, E. Granger and R. Sabourin

Symbol Detection using Region Adjacency Graphs and Integer Linear Programming
P. Le Bodic, H. Locteau, S. Adam, P. Héroux, Y. Lecourtier and A. Knippel

Graphic Symbol Recognition using Graph Based Signature and Bayesian Network Classifier
M.M. Luqman, T. Brouard and J.-Y. Ramel

Inductive Logic Programming for Symbol Recognition
K.C. Santosh, B. Lamiroy and J.-P. Ropers

Logo Detection in Document Images Based on Boundary Extension of Feature Rectangles
H. Wang and Y. Chen

Identification of Mathematical Expressions in Document Images
U. Garain

A Unified Framework for Recognizing Handwritten Chemical Expressions
M. Chang, S. Han and D. Zhang

Statistical Classification of Spatial Relationships among Mathematical Symbols
W. Aly, S. Uchida, A. Fujiyoshi and M. Suzuki

Issues in Performance Evaluation: A Case Study of Math Recognition
A. Lapointe and D. Blostein

Syntactic Detection and Correction of Misrecognitions in Mathematical OCR
A. Fujiyoshi, M. Suzuki and S. Uchida

Extraction of Characters on Signboards in Natural Scene Images by Stump Classifiers
M. Maruyama and T. Yamaguchi

Competition Session [^]
Room Arnau de Vilanova

ICDAR 2009 Page Segmentation Competition
A. Antonacopoulos, S. Pletschacher. D. Bridson and C. Papadopoulos

ICDAR 2009 Document Image Binarization Contest (DIBCO 2009)
B. Gatos, K. Ntirogiannis and I.Pratikakis

ICDAR 2009 Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition
V. Märgner and H. El Abed

ICDAR 2009 Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition
H. El Abed, V. Märgner, M. Kherallah and A.M. Alimi

ICDAR 2009 Handwriting Segmentation Contest
B. Gatos, N. Stamatopoulos and G. Louloudis

ICDAR 2009 Handwriting Recognition Competition
E. Grosicki, H. El Abed

ICDAR 2009 Signature Verification Competition
V.L. Blankers, C.E. van den Heuvel, K.Y. Franke, L.G. Vuurpijl

ICDAR 2009 Book Structure Extraction Competition
A. Doucet, G. Kazai, B. Dresevic, A. Uzelac, B. Radakovic and N. Todic

ICDAR 2009 Handwritten Farsi/Arabic Character Recognition Competition
S. Mozaffari and H. Soltanizadeh