+ Meet the READ project partners – Hervé Déjean

What’s your name?

Hervé Déjean.

Where do you work?

Xerox Research Centre Europe.

Tell us a bit about your background…

I hold a PhD in Natural Language Processing, and for 10 years I’ve been working on Document Layout Analysis and Information Extraction.

What is your role in the READ project?

We are in charge of the Document Understanding part of the project.  We work on techniques to extract human understandable information from historical documents and codify it into a machine-readable form.  If you’re interested to find out more, I recently wrote a blog post about some of our research.

What is top of your to-do list at the moment?

I am preparing a demo of Information Extraction for the READ project’s upcoming review meeting with the European Commission.

What do you like best about working on READ?

Learning how to read old manuscripts!

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Street sweeper (that way I could meet Beppo!)

What can you see out of the window of your office? 

On a sunny day…

And in the snow…

Thanks Hervé! 

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