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Schomaker, Prof. Lambert

Lambert Schomaker
Lambert Schomaker


Handwriting recognition, robotics, machine learning

Curriculum vitae

Lambert Schomaker is professor of Artificial Intelligence and scientific director of the research institute ALICE (Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Engineering). He has worked on several projects concerning the recognition of online, connected cursive script on the basis of knowledge of the handwriting movement process. Current projects are in the area of image-based retrieval, online and offline handwriting recognition, forensic writer identification, and cognitive robot navigation models. His work on neural networks for handwriting and gesture recognition was a precursor to modern handwriting and gesture-recognition methods on tablet computers such as the iPad. He is currently active in a multidisciplinary project (Target) for mass-storage, high-performance computing and datamining, in order to implement the Monk generic search engine for handwritten historical archives. The Monk system is unique in the world due to its huge scale, genericity and its use of live, '24/7', machine learning. In another project (Mantis), Schomaker is using robustness principles from AI to develop smart systems that can detect and solve problems along industrial assembly lines.


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