SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
 Stefan Pletschacher
Stefan Pletschacher
postal addressNewton 248, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
telephone+44 161 295 5654
website address
Key Memberships
Associate Member of Research Centre: Informatics Research Centre
From April 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Stefan Pletschacher is a Research Fellow at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering. His research activities are related to the automation of digitisation processes, including document recognition and encoding as well as methods for making digitised documents available on new and emerging output devices. This involves in particular the following areas:

  • Document Image Analysis
  • Image Segmentation
  • Feature Extraction
  • Block Classification
  • Vectorization Methods (raster to vector conversion)
  • Pattern Recognition (especially with application to OCR, ICR, OMR)
  • Machine Learning (decision trees, neural networks, fuzzy classifiers, support vector machines etc.)
  • Clustering Methods
  • Document Encoding
  • XML/XSL Technologies
  • Automatic Layout Generation
  • Cross Media Publishing
  • New and Emerging Output Devices
  • Formats for Mobile Devices
  • Automated Digitization Processes
  • Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Key Publications
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings