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LEVEL
Bachelor
Master
PhD
TYPE
Challenges
MODES
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LANGUAGE
english
ECTS
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PERIOD
20/03/2023 to 31/03/2023

Description

This competition investigates the performance of glyph detection and recognition on a very challenging type of historical document: Greek papyri. The detection and recognition of Greek letters on papyri is a preliminary step for computational analysis of handwriting that can lead to major steps forward in our understanding of this major source of information on Antiquity. It can be done manually by trained papyrologists. It is however a time-consuming task that would need automating. We provide two different tasks: localization and classification or classification only. The document images are provided by several institutions and are representative of the diversity of book hands on papyri (a millennium time span, various script styles, provenance, states of preservation, means of digitization and resolution).

Tasks

Glyph (character) localization

Character classification

Timeline

March 20th: publication of the test data

March 31st:

submission of the results

submission of a brief (~1 paragraph) description of the method

Results should be submitted either in the same format as the training ground truth, or in a CSV format along with a text file describing each column.

Competition results will be announced at the conference.

Data

The training data can be downloaded at the following address:

Link FAUbox

The data is composed of images and JSON files in the COCO format. The evaluation will be done using the average precision (AP) defined by COCO for the localization, and the percentage of correct answers for the classification.

Baseline

We provide baseline codes at the address below:

https://faubox.rrze.uni-erlangen.de/getlink/fiKLz73TuDxn3tJa61HbyfKY

Registration

We would like people intending to participate to register for organizational purposes. Should any modification to the training data be done, we will inform the participants.

To register, either send an e-mail to Mathias Seuret, or fill the following form:

https://forms.gle/4Xmk9qZRd5qRs8zM9

Organizers

Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello

Stephen White

Olga Serbaeva Saraogi

Dalia Rodriguez-Salas

Vincent Christlein

Mathias Seuret

Prices for EELISA members (not incl. FAU)

The best submissions from EELISA European University partners will be awarded with the possibility of a one-week lab visit at the pattern recognition lab at FAU in Erlangen. For this lab visit, EELISA FAU will cover the costs for flight/train and hotel incl. breakfast.

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG15 - Life on Land
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Time format

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Application deadline

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ECTS

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Credentials

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EELISACommunity

AI4manufacturing|AI4Health|Archaeology and Architecture|DIGITAL4PPP (People Planet Performance)

MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

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Organizer

Activity provider / partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Contact or registration links