Dr Volker Sorge

Dr Volker Sorge

School of Computer Science
Reader in Scientific Document Analysis

Contact details

Address
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Volker Sorge is a Reader in Scientific Document Analysis for the School of Computer Science, at the University of Birmingham.

Volker has played a pivotal role in the transformation of developing web technology standards, the common practices by STEM publishers and accessibility support workers for visually impaired readers. The work by Dr Sorge has led to the implementation of production-ready open source software technology for accessible rendering of mathematics via aural and tactile transcription of formulae.

For more information, please see Volker's homepage.

Research

Research Interests

  • Scientific Document Analysis:
    Mathematical OCR, Formula Recognition, Diagram Recognition, Semantic Document Analysis, Handwritten Documents.
  • Accessibility:
    Accessibility of scientific content such as formulas and diagrams.
  • Computer Algebra:
    Symbolic Computation with Underspecified Matrices and correctness of Computer Algebra Algorithms
  • Logic and Automated Reasoning:
    Integration of Reasoning Techniques, Automatic Mathematical discovery, Logical represenation of intuitive objects.

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Kerber, M, Carette, J, Kaliszyk, C, Rabe, F & Sorge, V (eds) 2015, Intelligent computer mathematics: International conference, CICM 2015 Washington, DC, USA, july 13–17, 2015 proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9150, vol. 9150, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20615-8

Article

Shah, M, Ali, A, Ahmad, I & Sorge, V 2015, 'On multiplication group of an AG-group', Journal of Prime Research in Mathematics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 77-84.

Almomen, R, Sexton, AP & Sorge, V 2012, 'Abstracting symbolic matrices: Special issue on artificial intelligence and symbolic computation', Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 343-368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10472-012-9299-5

Sadawi, N, Sexton, A & Sorge, V 2012, 'Chemical Structure Recognition: A Rule Based Approach', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8297, 82970E. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912185

Kennedy, C, Theodoropoulos, G, Sorge, V, Ferrari, E, Lee, P & Skelcher, C 2011, 'Data Driven Simulation to Support Model Building in the Social Sciences', Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 561-582. https://doi.org/10.1260/1748-3018.5.4.561

Conference contribution

Fitzpatrick, D, Godfrey, AJR & Sorge, V 2017, Producing Accessible Statistics Diagrams in R. in Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference, W4A 2017: The Future of Accessible Work., 22, Association for Computing Machinery , The 14th Web for All Conference (W4A 2017), Perth, Australia, 2/04/17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3058555.3058564

Sorge, V 2016, Supporting Visual Impaired Learners in Editing Mathematics. in ASSETS '16 - Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility . Association for Computing Machinery , pp. 323-324, ASSETS '16 - 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility , Reno, Nevada, United States, 24/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2982142.2982212

Cervone, D, Krautzberger, P & Sorge, V 2016, Towards universal rendering in MathJax. in W4A '16 - Proceedings of the 13th Web for All Conference ., 4, Association for Computing Machinery , 13th Web for All Conference , Montreal, Canada, 11/04/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2899475.2899494

Cervone, D, Krautzberger, P & Sorge, V 2016, New Accessibility Features in MathJax. in 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Scientific/Research Proceedings. vol. 4, Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, vol. 4, California State University Press, pp. 167-175, 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, United States, 21/03/16.

Sorge, V, Lee, M & Wilkinson, S 2015, End-to-end Solution for Accessible Chemical Diagrams. in W4A '15 - Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference ., 6, Association for Computing Machinery , W4A '15 Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference , Florence, Italy, 18/05/15. https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746667

Sorge, V, Chen, C, Raman, TV & Tseng, D 2014, Towards making mathematics a first class citizen in general screen readers. in W4A 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th Web for All Conference., 40, Association for Computing Machinery , 11th International Web for All Conference, W4A 2014, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 7/04/14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2596695.2596700

Sorge, V 2014, Combining systems for mathematical creativity (invited talk). in GA Aranda-Corral, J Cal;met & FJ Martin-Mateos (eds), Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation : 12th International Conference, AISC 2014, Seville, Spain, December 11-13, 2014. Proceedings. vol. 8884, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8884, Springer, pp. 7-8, 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation, AISC 2014, Seville, Spain, 11/12/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13770-4_2

Saroui, BS & Sorge, V 2014, Recognition of handwritten mathematical characters on whiteboards using colour images. in Proceedings - 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS 2014., 6830976, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 91-95, 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS 2014, Tours, France, 7/04/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/DAS.2014.66

Other chapter contribution

Sorge, V 2016, Polyfilling Accessible Chemistry Diagrams. in K Miesenberger, C Bühler & P Penaz (eds), Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. vol. 9758, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9758, Springer, pp. 43-50, 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2016), Linz, Austria, 13/07/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_6

Paper

Sadawi, N, Sexton, A, Sorge, V, Voorhees, EM & Buckland, LP 2011, 'Performance of MolRec at TREC 2011: Overview and Analysis of Results' Paper presented at Proceedings of the 20th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2011), 1/11/11, .

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