Accession Number : AD0712278

Title :   ALGORITHMS FOR RECOGNIZING CONTOUR-TRACED HANDPRINTED CHARACTERS,

Corporate Author : BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Toussaint,Godfried T. ; Donaldson,Robert W.

Report Date : 25 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A contour-tracing technique originally devised by Clemens and Mason was modified and used with several different classifiers to recognize upper case handprinted characters. Recognition accuracies obtained compare favorably with other published results, particularly when additional simple tests are performed to differentiate commonly confused characters. One suboptimum classifier, in addition to yielding near optimum performance when tested on training data, uses much less statistical information than the optimum Bayes classifier and is significantly better than the optimum classifier when training and test data are limited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHARACTER RECOGNITION, ALGORITHMS), PROBABILITY, ERRORS, LEARNING MACHINES, INFORMATION THEORY, CANADA

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE