Issue No. 04 - April (1979 vol. 1)
Takeshi Agui , Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Midori-ku, Yokohama 227, Japan.
Hiroshi Nagahashi , Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Midori-ku, Yokohama 227, Japan.
In this paper we propose a coding method of handprinted Chinese characters in which, defining a grammar, the process of block categorization is made to correspond to a process of sentential generation. We obtain two strings of production rules and block codes being equivalent to the descriptions of the structure and internal components of a character pattern, and a Chinese character is encoded effectively by the use of these two strings. It is shown that this coding method is available for the classification and discrimination of handprinted Chinese characters.
H. Nagahashi and T. Agui, "A Coding Method of Chinese Characters," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 1, no. , pp. 333-341, 1979.