National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”

National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” – Computer Intelligence Laboratory (CIL)

The National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) is a self-governing research organisation, under the supervision of the Greek Government and is located in Athens, Greece.  The Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL) at NCSR has been heavily involved in the research field of Document Image Analysis and Recognition (DIAR) for the last 20 years with more than 120 journal and conference publications.  CIL has co-organized a series of DIAR contests (Handwriting Segmentation, Document Image Binarisation, Writer Identification and Word Spotting contests) and was one of the co-organizers of the International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) that was held in Greece in 2014.

Key responsibilities in READ: Layout analysis, Document understanding, Image pre-processing and enhancement, Keyword spotting.  ScriptNet research competition.