St. Petersburg, Russia

Statue of iron horseman

HP Labs Russia was established in January 2007 and is located in historic St. Petersburg, initially adjacent to the HP branch office. The research site in Russia was launched in recognition of Russia's robust economic growth, the increasing business importance of Russia to HP, and Russia's talented and innovative workforce.

As part of HP Labs, HP Labs Russia's function is to deliver breakthrough technology that provides a competitive advantage for HP, and to create business opportunities that go beyond HP's current strategies.

Researchers at HP Labs Russia collaborate closely with other HP Labs research teams worldwide, as well as with product development teams in HP's business units. Additionally, the team partners with top-tier Russian universities and research institutions working in areas of mutual interest.

The primary research objective of HP Labs Russia is information management, an area rich in interesting, unsolved research problems with enormous business potential for HP. The proliferation of digital technologies and the explosion of information brought about by the World Wide Web present challenges to users and enterprises alike. HP Labs Russia addresses these challenges with a focus on unstructured data sources. We aim to develop a set of linguistic, statistical, and machine learning techniques that model and structure the information content of textual and multimedia sources for further usage - analytics and investigation, navigation and retrieval.


Research Areas

Data Analysis

  • classification
  • clustering
  • sentiment analysis
  • open information extraction
  • tabular data extraction

Text Analysis
  • term extraction
  • relationship extraction
  • acronyms extraction
  • named entities recognition
  • unit detection
  • synonyms mining
  • event extraction

Image Processing
  • content-based image retrieval
  • near duplicates detection
  • text detection in images
  • semantic interpretation of chart images
  • document page layout analysis


Areas of Application

  • Business Intelligence
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Scientific Discovery
  • Legal Discovery
  • Recommender Systems
  • Transportation Networks Analytics


This page was last updated on December 19, 2013