The Document and Pattern Recognition Lab(dprl) started in the Summer of 2007. We focus on developing technologies for extracting and searching graphics and text in documents and videos.
Our work involves a number of Computer Science areas, including Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, and Human-Computer Interaction. Our publications have appeared in top venues such as TPAMI, CVPR, and SIGIR, and some of our work is used by groups around the world (e.g., the Tangent formula search engine, and the CROHME handwritten math recognition benchmark).
Members. University students of all levels (BSc, MSc, and PhD) from the Computing and Imaging Science colleges at RIT have worked in the lab. See the Members page for pictures and a list of all students who have worked in the lab.
Support. The dprl has supported by a variety of organizations including the NSF, Xerox, Google, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. See the Support page for details.
Lately we are focused on the recognition and retrieval of mathematical notation for the MathSeer project.
Example projects, along with links to our publications, data, and software can be found on the Resources page.
dprl, Fall 2018
Left-to-right: Parag, Puneeth, Wei, Behrooz, Mahshad, Thomas, Abishai, and Dr. Zanibbi.
Inside the Lab
Wei, Mahshad and Thomas taking a break, trying out our ping-pong set, Fall 2018.
Picture of the food at our first potluck! The dishes originate from China, France, Honduras, India, Iran, Canada and the USA. DPRL carrot art: Behrooz Mansouri.
The dprl and CUBS (Univ. Buffalo) hosted ICFHR 2018 in Niagara Falls, USA. Richard Zanibbi was a Co-Chair; Mahshad Mahdavi, Thomas Choi, and Kenny Davila assisted with running the conference. Details can be found on the ICFHR 2018 website.