Henry S. Baird
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

Document Image Analysis Research

I will give an informal tutorial on the document image analysis (DIA) research field's characteristic challenges -- printed and handwritten text, graphics, maps, music, math notation, etc -- and sketch its history, user communities, funding sources, etc, plus its similarities to and differences from modern computer vision research. I'll focus more on obstacles than successes, pointing out vexing open problems, long-standing methodological dilemmas, and recent surprises.

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