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Control Structure for Interpreting Handwritten Addresses
October 1994 (vol. 16 no. 10)
pp. 1049-1055

Describes the control structure for an intelligent handwritten address interpretation system. The system takes a grey-level address image, segments the address into lines and words, parses the address into meaningful syntactic categories, recognizes words using dynamically generated lexicons, and determines the destination code with the aid of postal directories.

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Index Terms:
knowledge based systems; postal services; character recognition equipment; control structure; intelligent handwritten address interpretation system; grey-level address image; syntactic categories; dynamically generated lexicons; destination code; postal directories
E. Cohen, J.J. Hull, S.N. Srihari, "Control Structure for Interpreting Handwritten Addresses," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 1049-1055, Oct. 1994, doi:10.1109/34.329003
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