Author: Vincent Christlein

We are pleased that the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds the project ›Werck der Bücher‹ – Transitions, Experimentation, and Collaboration in Reprographic Technologies, 1440–1470 . It is a 3 year project analyzing early technologies o...

Mathias Zinnen and Vincent Christlein were successful in the last round of the NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant Program and received several NVIDIA GPUs. Thanks to these, we can enhance our efforts in the field of Computational Humanities, especially the work in computational artwork analysis (Odeuro...

Great achievement by Alexander Mattick, Martin Mayr, Mathias Seuret, Andreas Maier, and Vincent Christlein! Their paper "SmartPatch: Improving Handwritten Word Imitation with Patch Discriminators" received the Best Student Paper Award by the 16th International Conference on Document Analysis an...

We are pleased that the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded our project "Font Group Recognition for Improved OCR". It will be part of Phase III of OCR-D, the German initiative for OCR development. In total, FAU will receive 210.000 Eur for 24 months. This project aims to improve OCR for book...

This competition investigates the performance of historical document classification. The analysis of historical documents is a difficult challenge commonly solved by trained humanists. We provide three different classification tasks, which can be solved individually or jointly: font group, location...

Great achievement by Martin Leipert, Georg Vogeler, Mathias Seuret, Andreas Maier, Vincent Christlein! Their paper "The Notary in the Haystack -- Countering Class Imbalance in Document Processing with CNNs" received the Honorable Mention Best Student Paper Award by the 14th IAPR Workshop on Docume...

Today a BR film crew came to the lab and shot a feature for the "Abendschau" about our work on handwriting imitation . We demonstrated in detail how one's handwriting can automatically be synthesized. It was broadcast on BR Fernsehen Monday 20th of July in the "Abendschau" and can now be watched...