Accession Number : AD0721832

Title :   The Recognition of Handwritten Words Using a Line-Follower,

Corporate Author : ROYAL MILITARY COLL OF CANADA KINGSTON (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,J. D.

Report Date : 09 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A hybrid technique for machine recognition of cursive handwriting is described. The method imposes little constraint on the writer and requires no special fields or marks. A line-following procedure is used to control a flying-spot scanner. The route taken along the pattern-lines is dependent upon accumulated knowledge of the pattern. A description vector, generated sequentially during the line-following phase, is subjected to base-alignment and stroke length normalisation and finally reduced by a decision tree to yield identification. Contextual aid is drawn from constraints inherent within diagrams and trigrams. The method was tested by simulation and proved successful with reasonably well-formed writing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, DATA PROCESSING), CHARACTER RECOGNITION, MEMORY DEVICES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SCANNING, CANADA

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE