Bloavez mad or happy New Year !

Happy New Year or Bloavez mad! Imagine a voice capable of rendering a text in Breton with the right pronunciation and intonation, or even capable of speaking directly, adapting to the context? This feat, based on artificial intelligence, is coming to life on the new digital portal of the Office public de la langue bretonne, due to be launched at the end of 2023. Developed under the leadership of [..]

Personne équipée d'un masque manipule en réalité vitruelle la momie du chat

Discover an innovative digital approach at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes...

Archaeological remains are fragile witnesses that need to be analysed, interpreted and preserved. Imagine being able to excavate them without opening them... In 2017, major advances in the study of ancient Egyptian animal mummies emerged, opening up new perspectives on the history and culture of this civilisation. An in-depth study in Manchester of 800 Egyptian animal mummies revealed that a third [..]

Sheet music

CollabScore, a musical score recognition system

In french only Bertrand Coüasnon, maître de conférences à l’INSA de Rennes, Aurélie Lemaitre, maître de conférences à l’Université de Rennes 2, membres de l'équipe de recherche Intuidoc /Shadoc et leurs collègues s’intéressent à la création de systèmes hybrides d’analyse de documents. Dans le cadre du projet CollabScore financé par l’Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), ils automatisent la [..]

Image d'un registre de l'ancien régime, écriture manuscrite

The creation of digital reviews of Ancien Régime soldiers' registers: an educational project linked to research

For over four years, Ivan Leplumey - professor at INSA Rennes and member of the Intuidoc/Shadoc research team - has been supervising a student project aimed at creating digital reviews of Ancien Régime registers, based on thousands of images and annotations from these registers. This project is part of a collaborative approach with the Mémoire des Hommes website, which provides thousands of images [..]

Partitions de musique

When computer science synchronise with music through old musical scores...

On 21 June, Music Day, let's take a look at computers and music... Intuidoc 's research focuses on handwriting, gesture (2D and 3D) and document processing from a number of angles: analysis, recognition, composition and interpretation. Within the team, Bertrand Coüasnon , associate professor at INSA Rennes, and Aurélie Lemaitre , associate at Université Rennes 2, are particularly interested in the [..]

smartphone visant une main tendue avec incrustation en temps réel d'une personne miniaturisée dedans


The world of animation, the art of visually moving motionless objects, has come a long way since the first animated films were produced over 100 years ago. Today, avatars have become omnipresent. These digital representations of real humans have entered the scene in modern video games, and are now being used in movies as well as in virtual and augmented reality entertainment. In the VirtUS team [..]

Thesis with the start-up Lify Air

Algorithms to prevent pollen allergies

Detecting pollen allergies in order to better prevent them and respond to a real public health problem is the result of the research work of a team of scientists (CNRS, Irmar and IRISA) to which Esso Ridah BLEZA - a doctoral student in the Expression research team at IRISA - contributed as part of his CIFRE* thesis carried out within the start-up company Lify Air For some people, the arrival of [..]


A search engine capable of detecting information on 20th century reading habits

A search engine capable of detecting information on 20th century reading habits From the 19th century onwards, the massification of reading, the diversification of practices and, more recently, the digital revolution have made the observation of reading motivations and processes a complicated undertaking. The research field of Book Studies has already made it possible to clearly identify who reads [..]