[Call for Participation] Kaggle Competition: Kuzushiji Recognition
I would like to announce the launch of the Kaggle Competition "Kuzushiji
Kuzushiji is a set of old Japanese characters that had been used for a
thousand years in Japan, but most of the contemporary Japanese people
cannot read them due to cursive writing style and the different form of
To solve this problem, we take advantage of machine learning and AI to
develop Kuzushiji OCR algorithm for automatically extracting the type
and the location of kuzushiji characters from old Japanese books.
Kaggle is the world's largest community of data scientists, and this
competition is the first on the Kaggle platform in the area of digital
We wish to see active participation of people with background not only
in computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but
also in Japanese studies and digital humanities.