Accession Number : AD0616665

Title :   A DIGITAL SIMULATION OF AN AIDED ADAPTIVE CHARACTER READING MACHINE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baran,Paul ; Estrin,Gerald

Report Date : 17 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A pattern recognition system utilizing an initial man-machine learning phase was simulated on an IBM 709 computer. Transformations on a deformed set of 48 samples of each of ten numerals were used to form separation filters, while a second set of 480 similarly varied numerals served as the 'unknown' characters which were examined. Measured probability density distributions of the inked areas of all characters are established, and a weighted stencil or filter is created to distinguish each character relative to the possible set of characters. The numerical experiment demonstrated the extent to which the actual value of the best 'score of match' between the unknown and each character in the set provided confidence in recognition. Whenever the best score is too low, it is possible to call for more complex processes to aid recognition permitting the construction of recognition systems of greater accuracy than the basic reading mechanism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, READING MACHINES), (*READING MACHINES, PATTERN RECOGNITION), CHARACTER RECOGNITION, NUMBERS, DISTRIBUTION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PROBABILITY, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE