Call for Participation
The workshop will explore evaluation methodologies for multilingual OCR
systems. By `multilingual' we mean to include systems that are capable
of reading more than one language in the same document, as well as
one-language-per-document systems that can be easily retargeted to new
languages. We hope to bring together researchers from many countries to
discuss these and related topics:
This will be a one-day workshop for a maximum of 70 participants.
Each participant will submit an extended abstract which will be distributed
at the Workshop. All participants are expected to contribute to the
At the outset of the workshop, three volunteers will present brief, informal summaries of the
After the workshop, the organizing committee will compile a Workshop Summary, based on the working group notes, and make it available on the Web. It is hoped that the workshop will stimulate cooperative follow-on activities that will accelerate the pace of research in multilingual document image analysis.
Each potential participant or group of participants should submit an extended
abstract, electronically via E-mail (in plain ASCII), no later than April 30,
Center for Automation Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
The abstract should include the name, address, telephone, fax, and email address of the author(s). It should ordinarily be limited to six printed pages including references (no figures, please). Longer submissions may be admitted in special cases, e.g. for catalogues of resources. Accepted abstracts will be distributed at the Workshop and posted on the Workshop website.