Séminaires RALI-OLST

The hard problem of Information Retrieval in Digitized Medieval Manuscripts.. and how to solve it

Nada Naji (nada (point) naji <at> unine (point) ch)

Université de Neuchâtel

Wednesday 6 November 2013 at 11:30 AM

Salle 3195, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt

We investigate the representation and retrieval of noisy texts in general and digitized historical manuscripts in particular. The noise originates from several sources, these include imperfect text recognition, spelling variation, non-standardized grammar, in addition to user-side confusion due to her/his limited knowledge of the underlying language and/or the searched text. Manual correction or normalization are very time consuming and resource-demanding tasks and are thus out of the question. Furthermore, external resources such as thesauri are not available for the older, lesser-known languages. We present several methods that provide a low-cost yet highly-effective text representation to limit the negative impact of recognition errors and the variable orthography and morphology.

The presentation will be given in French with English slides.

La présentation sera donnée en français avec des transparents en anglais.

Join with Zoom at this url.
Meeting ID: 916 9097 5818, 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒅𝒆: 343273.
Phone numbers: https://umontreal.zoom.us/u/abitNZzLg.
One tap mobile: +14388097799,,91690975818#,,,,,,0#,,343273#

To receive weekly talk announcements, please send an e-mail to majordomo@iro.umontreal.ca. Simply write a message containing the single line 'subscribe ralli' (without the quotes).

See all the weekly talks for the year:

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021