The future may be digital, but so much of our present and past remains trapped in printed forms.
For several years now, Sofie Quidenus has been focused on solving this disconnect by trying to make printed text readable for computers so the knowledge contained within can be captured and searched. Now she has moved on to what is perhaps the most difficult challenge of this puzzle: handwriting.
With so many documents still being printed and filled out by hand, not to mention letters and notes, she feels it’s essential that computers learn how to decipher a form that can be incredibly varied. And, more importantly, computers need to comprehend the context around these written words so they can truly understand the meaning. Read more here.