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Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (1992)
Palm Springs, CA, USA
Nov. 30, 1992 to Dec. 2, 1992
ISBN: 0-8186-2840-5
pp: 182-189
J. Rocha , Dept. of Comput. Sci., State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA
T. Pavlidis , Dept. of Comput. Sci., State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA
ABSTRACT
A method for the recognition of multifont printed characters is proposed, giving emphasis to the identification of structural descriptions of character shapes using prototypes. Noise and shape variations are modeled as series of transformations from groups of features in the data to features in each prototype. Thus, the method manages systematically the relative distortion between a candidate shape and its prototype, accomplishing robustness to noise with less than two prototypes per class, on the average. Our method uses a flexible matching between components and a flexible grouping of the individual components to be matched. A number of shape transformations are defined. Also, a measure of the amount of distortion that these transformations cause is given. The problem of classification of character shapes is defined as a problem of optimization among the possible transformations that map an input shape into prototypical shapes. Some tests with hand printed numerals confirmed the method's high robustness level.<>
INDEX TERMS
optical character recognition,
CITATION

J. Rocha and T. Pavlidis, "A shape analysis model with applications to a character recognition system," Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision(ACV), Palm Springs, CA, USA, , pp. 182-189.
doi:10.1109/ACV.1992.240313
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