Accession Number : AD0728668

Title :   A Simplified Approach to Character Recognition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Townsend, Patrick Leo

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The report describes an off-line character recognition procedure, tested on the ten digits. The basic scheme is an attempt to recognize the character on the basis of a general memory scheme dependent on the overall shape of the entire character. Failing this, a system of checking two specific features, loops and spurs, is called into play on an as-needed basis. This idea of considering specific features only if a more general recognition procedure does not result in a single answer is unique in the character recognition field. Comparison to other systems indicates that the system is relatively successful, particularly in view of the reduced computer effort expended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING TERMINALS, *CHARACTER RECOGNITION, PRINTING, ACCURACY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, THESES.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE