Wednesday, March 9, 2016

As part of the competitions organized for the 15th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, we organise a competition focussed on (Latin) Medieval Scripts, as described here: ICFHR2016 Competition on the Classification of Medieval Handwritings in Latin Script | Écriture médiévale & numérique

The challenge for Computer Scientists is to identify correctly the main script types (e.g. uncial, caroline, textualis, humanistic), having two aims in mind: 1) automated cataloguing in large digital libraries, not only for whole volumes, but even at a page level; 2) preparing text recognition. As many of you, we are well aware that the given categories are far from representing the complexity and the dynamics, but it is a first step. 

Best regards, 
Dominique Stutzmann, Marlène Helias-Baron, Florence Cloppet, Véronique Eglin, Nicole Vincent

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