Document Analysis (VU)

Course Details


Robert Sablatnig
Markus Diem
Stefan Fiel
Fabian Hollaus
Florian Kleber




Vorlesung mit Übung (VU)



  • Introduction: MO, 27.03.2017, 13:00 – 15:00, Seminarraum 183/2
  • Date: MO 13:00 – 15:00 (see schedule for dates)
  • Place: Seminarraum 183/2
  • Curricula: 066 932 Visual Computing


Introduction to Document Analysis

The task of Document Analysis is to unlock and structure the content of documents such that they are comprehensible to computer systems. Various work processes deal with the transfer of document content into a form suitable for further processing. One example is the transfer of important customer data from hand-filled forms into prepared electronic templates.


  • Mo 27.03.2017, 13:00-15:00: Introduction (lecture, exercise)
  • Mo 03.04.2017, 13:00-15:00: Image Acquisition (group forming for exercise)
  • Mo 24.04.2017, 13:00-15:00: Document Preprocessing: Binarization, Skew Estimation, …
  • Mo 08.05.2017, 13:00-15:00: Document Layout Analysis
  • Mo 15.05.2017, 13:00-15:00: Writer Retrieval/Identification
  • Mo 22.05.2017, 13:00-15:00: OCR
  • Mo 12.06.2017, 13:00-15:00: Alternate date
  • Mo 26.06.2017, 13:00-15:00: Final presentation of the exercise part


Description of the task will be given here

The tasks have to be solved by groups of 2 students, and include a written report as well as a final presentation of the results.

The deadlines for the assignments are:

  • Assignment 1: t.b.a.
  • Assignment 2: t.b.a.


  • Registration: Please register at TISS for the course.
  • Script: Slide set of the lecture (available at TISS)
  • Exam: oral – by appointment