Fundamentals in Handwriting Recognition by Sebastiano ImpedovoFundamentals in Handwriting Recognition by Sebastiano Impedovo

Fundamentals in Handwriting Recognition

bySebastiano Impedovo

Paperback | December 21, 2011

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For many years researchers in the field of Handwriting Recognition were considered to be working in an area of minor importance in Pattern Recog­ nition. They had only the possibility to present the results of their research at general conferences such as the ICPR or publish their papers in journals such as some of the IEEE series or PR, together with many other papers generally oriented to the more promising areas of Pattern Recognition. The series of International Workshops on Frontiers in Handwriting Recog­ nition and International Conferences on Document Analysis and Recognition together with some special issues of several journals are now fulfilling the expectations of many researchers who have been attracted to this area and are involving many academic institutions and industrial companies. But in order to facilitate the introduction of young researchers into the field and give them both theoretically and practically powerful tools, it is now time that some high level teaching schools in handwriting recognition be held, also in order to unite the foundations of the field. Therefore it was my pleasure to organize the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Fundamentals in Handwriting Recognition that had its origin in many exchanges among the most important specialists in the field, during the International Workshops on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition.
Title:Fundamentals in Handwriting RecognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pagesPublished:December 21, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction and overview of field.- Frontiers in handwriting recognition.- 2: Handwritten character recognition.- Historical review of theory and practice of handwritten character recognition.- Automatic recognition of handwritten characters.- Learning, representation, understanding and recognition of characters and words - an intelligent approach.- Digital transforms in handwriting recognition.- Pattern recognition with optimal margin classifiers.- 3: Handwritten word recognition.- On the robustness of recognition of degraded line images.- Invariant handwriting features useful in cursive script recognition.- Off-line recognition of bad quality handwritten words using prototypes.- Handwriting recognition by statistical methods.- Towards a visual recognition of cursive script.- A hierarchical handwritten word segmentation.- 4: Contextual methods in handwriting recognition.- Cursive words recognition: methods and strategies.- Hidden Markov models in handwriting recognition.- Language-level syntactic and semantic constraints applied to visual word recognition.- Verification of handwritten British postcodes using address features.- Improvement of OCR by language model.- An approximate string matching method for handwriting recognition post-processing using a dictionary.- 5: Neural networks in handwriting recognition.- Neural-net computing for machine recognition of handwritten English language text.- Cooperation of feedforward neural networks for handwritten digit recognition.- Normalisation and preprocessing for a recurrent network off-line handwriting recognition system.- 6: Architectures for handwriting.- Architectures for handwriting recognition.- 7: Databases for handwriting recognition.- Large database organization for document images.- 8: Signature recognition and verification.- A model-based dynamic signature verification system.- Algorithms for signature verification.- Handwritten signature verification: a global approach.- 9: Application of handwriting recognition.- Total approach for practical character recognition system development.- A pen-based music editor.