Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel
Asaf Tzadok is the manager of the image and document analytics group at IBM Research - Haifa and has been part of the multimedia department since joining IBM in 1998. He is an expert in various aspects of image and document processing. Asaf's main research activities are in OCR, automatic parcel sorting, form processing, segmentation, scanner-printer quality, layout analysis, binarization and glyph vectorization.
In 1999, He took charge over the main controller of mechanism which automated the extraction of the address location for parcel-sorting. Later in 2001, he developed new techniques to process unstructured forms. Following that, Asaf has led the team who developed the end-to-end digitization platform, including consulting the hardware needed to complete the task. In 2006, he managed a project of automation of processing of tax forms for the Italian Banks.
During the last four years Asaf has been leading the development of IBM`s books and newspapers digitization platform, known as CONCERT, short for COoperative eNgine for the Correction of ExtRacted Text.
Asaf has published more than 20 patents and papers in this domain.