Florian Westphal recently participated in the Family History Technology Workshop (FHTW) in Provo, Utah, where he presented his work on preprocessing historical documents. While in Utah he also visited in the Rootstech conference in Salt Lake City and established connections at the Brigham Young University (BYU).
Efficient binarization for historical document analysis
At the Family History Technology Workshop (FHTW) in Provo, Utah Florian presented his work on efficient binarization of historical documents. The work is concerned with document readability, Howe’s binarization algorithm, and heterogenous computing and is a collaboration between BTH and Arkiv Digital. Arkiv digital provides access to almost 60 million images containing church books, court records, military records and more.
The paper containing Florians work in progress and the he presented were published on the web site of the FHTW