Automatic Metadata Retrieval from Ancient Manuscripts

  • Frank Le Bourgeois
  • Hala Kaileh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3163)


The paper presents a document analysis system to retrieve metadata from digitized ancient manuscripts. This platform has been developed to assist researchers, historians and libraries to process a wide variety of manuscripts written in different languages. In order to retrieve different metadata from various digitized documents, we propose a user-training system, which use robust approaches based on a sequential bottom-up process. We develop a low-level segmentation and a basic recognition stage which do not use prior knowledge on documents contents. Our objective was to study the feasibility to process a large variety of manuscripts with the same platform, which can be used by non-specialists in image analysis.


Digitize Document Document Image Analysis Regular Text Metadata Extraction Chapter Title 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Le Bourgeois
    • 1
  • Hala Kaileh
    • 2
  1. 1.LIRISINSA de LyonFrance
  2. 2.ENSSIB-Université Lumière Lyon IIFrance

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