Enriching Historical Manuscripts: The Bovary Project

  • Stéphane Nicolas
  • Thierry Paquet
  • Laurent Heutte
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3163)


In this paper we describe the Bovary Project, a manuscripts digitization project of the famous French writer Gustave FLAUBERT first great work, which should end in 2006 by providing an online access to an hypertextual edition of “Madame Bovary” drafts set. We first develop the global context of this project, the main objectives, and then focus particularly on the document analysis problem. Finally we propose a new approach for the segmentation of handwritten documents.


Digital Library Document Image Text Line Literary Work Critical Edition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphane Nicolas
    • 1
  • Thierry Paquet
    • 1
  • Laurent Heutte
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire PSICNRS FRE 2645 Université de Rouen, Place E. Blondel, UFR des Sciences et TechniquesMont-Saint-Aignan cedex

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