Seminar "Selected Topics in Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition"

In the summer term 2013 the Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6 will host a seminar entitled "Selected Topics in Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition".

Registration for the seminar

Registration for the seminar is only possible online via the registration page provided by the Computer Science Department.

Prerequisites for participation in the seminar

Seminar format and important dates

The seminar generally takes place in block mode around the end of the lecture period. Specific dates will be arranged, these will most likely be around end of July/beginning of August 2013.

Note: failure to meet deadlines, absence without permission from compulsory sessions (presentations and preliminary meeting as announced by email to each participating student), or dropping out of the seminar after more than 3 weeks after the kick-off meeting (i.e. by March 11, 2013) results in the grade 5.0/not appeared.

Topics, relevant references and participants

Specific topics will be introduced at a preparatory meeting in the seminar room at the Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6.
In general, selected topics from the following general areas of Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition will be offered: Some possible topics, individual supervisors, and basic references:
  1. Open-vocabulary Handwriting (and Speech) Recognition (Matysiak; Supervisor: Michal Kozielski)
  2. Feature Extraction for Off-line Handwriting Recognition (Ketabdar; Supervisor: Michal Kozielski)
  3. The Vanishing Gradient Problem in Recurrent Neural Networks (Hauptmann; Supervisor: Patrick Dötsch)
  4. Connectionist Temporal Classification (Voigtländer; Supervisor: Patrick Dötsch)
  5. Self-Taught Learning for Handwriting Recognition (Kim; Supervisor: Mehdi Hamdani)
  6. Signer Adaptive Techniques for Sign Language Recognition (Habalov; Supervisor: Yannick Gweth)
  7. Tracking with Body Pose Estimation in Sign Language (NN; Supervisor: Christian Oberdörfer)
  8. Spotting Signs in Context (NN; Supervisor: Jens Forster)
  9. Handling Epenthesis in Sign Language Recognition (Thill; Supervisor: Jens Forster)
  10. Keypoint-based Object Matching (Takahashi; Supervisor: Harald Hanselmann)
  11. Multimodal Sign Language Recognition (NN; Supervisor: Yannick Gweth)

Guidelines for the article and presentation

The roughly 20-page article together with the slides (between 20 & 30) for the presentation should be prepared in LaTeX format. Presentations will consist of 45 minutes presentation time & 15 minutes discussion time. Document templates for both the article and the presentation slides are provided below along with links to LaTeX documentation available online. The article and the slides have to be prepared in LaTeX format using the provided templates and submitted electronically in pdf format. Other formats will not be accepted.



Inquiries should be directed to the respective supervisors or to:

Dr. Ralf Schlüter
RWTH Aachen
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6
Ahornstr. 55
52056 Aachen

Raum 6125b
Telefon: 0241 / 80-21612