Arabic script is of substantial influence for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Numerous applications in different areas of automated document processing require robust recognition techniques for the analysis of Arabic handwriting. Substantial challenges lie in the high variance in character appearance, the highly idiosyncratic omittance of vowels, common ambiguities in writing, or the omnipresence of touching characters. For robust Arabic handwriting recognition, massive research efforts are demanded. In order to provide a place to meet and discuss current issues related to Arabic handwriting recognition, FAHR 2010 - the 1st International Workshop on Frontiers in Arabic Handwriting Recognition - will be held in conjunction with ICPR 2010. It aims at bringing together researchers -- both from academia and industry -- as well as practitioners in the field of Arabic handwriting recognition. Given its unique location within the city of Istanbul, Turkey, at the border between the Arabian and the western world, researchers working in the field are invited to participate in FAHR 2010.
- 7 2011