Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (2004)

Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan

Oct. 26, 2004 to Oct. 29, 2004

ISSN: 1550-5235

ISBN: 0-7695-2187-8

pp: 118-123

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IWFHR.2004.87

Yu Qiao , University of Electro-Communications

Makato Yasuhara , University of Electro-Communications

ABSTRACT

This paper proposes an efficient method for recovering dynamic information from offline single-stroke hand drawing images. This method makes use of both the local analysis and global smoothness calculation. At first, a graph model is built from the skeleton. Then, odd degree nodes are resolved in a probability framework to detect the double-traced/terminal segments, and even degree nodes are analyzed by the Node Traversing Rule (NTR). We estimate the probability of two strokes being contiguous pair by PCA based angle calculation. Then, double-traced lines are identified. Finally, we calculate the smoothness for each of the possible paths by SLALOM approximation and select the smoothest one. Experiments show that our method works successfully on cursive hand drawing images.

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CITATION

Yu Qiao,
Makato Yasuhara,
"Recovering Dynamic Information from Static Handwritten Images",

*Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition*, vol. 00, no. , pp. 118-123, 2004, doi:10.1109/IWFHR.2004.87