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Handwritten Character Segmentation

Handwritten Character Segmentation

Introduction In the context of the Venice atlas project, automatic recognition of handwritten text is a crucial issue. And to achieve a good text recognition, a common approach involves the segmentation of the handwritten script into individual characters...
Handwritten text recognition with the RWTH OCR system

Handwritten text recognition with the RWTH OCR system

Introduction The goal of our project was to investigate the possible use of the RWTH OCR framework as a possible Optical Character Recognition system to use in the Venice Time Machine project. The RWTH OCR framework is a set of programs able to perform...
Semi-Automatic Transcription Tool for Ancient Manuscripts

Semi-Automatic Transcription Tool for Ancient Manuscripts

In this article, we investigate various techniques from the fields of shape analysis and image processing in order to construct a semi-automatic transcription tool for ancient manuscripts. First, we design a shape matching procedure  using shape contexts, a...