Document Analysis (VU)

Course Details


Robert Sablatnig
Florian Kleber
Matthias Wödlinger
Marco Peer




Vorlesung mit Übung (VU)




The lectures will take place in Seminar room FAV01 (Details see TISS)

  • Date: MO 13:00 – 15:00 (see schedule for dates)
  • Place: Seminar Room FAV01 A, Favoritenstr. 9-11
  • Curricula: 066 932 Visual Computing
  • Attendance is mandatory – Anwesenheitspflicht


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.


All lectures are held ct (13:15)

  • Mo 11.03.2024, 13:15-15:00: Introduction (group forming for exercise)
  • Mo 18.03.2024, 13:15-15:00: Image Acquisition
  • Mo 08.04.2024, 13:15-15:00: Document Preprocessing: Binarization, Skew Estimation, …
  • Mo 15.04.2024, 13:15-15:00: HTR
  • Mo 29.04.2024 13:15-15:00: Student presentations (UE)
  • Mo 06.05.2024, 13:15-15:00: Document Layout Analysis/NLP
  • Mo 13.05.2024, 13:15-15:00: Writer Retrieval/Identification
  • (Mo 27.05. 2024, 13:15-15:00 Ersatztermin)
  • Mo 10.06.2024, 13:15-15:00: Final presentation of the exercise part


t.b.a. in the first lecture. Exercise must be written in Python


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