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The use of digital images of scanned handwritten historical documents has increased in recent years, especially with the online availability of large document collections. However, the sheer number of images in some of these collections makes them cumbersome to manually read and process, making the need for automated processing of increased importance. A(More)
The use of digital images of handwritten historical documents has become more popular in recent years. Volunteers around the world now read thousands of these images as part of their indexing process. Handwritten text images of old documents are sometimes difficult to read or noisy due to the preservation of the document and quality of the image. In this(More)
We present a novel method for addressing the semantic description of images. Our method offers two main contributions. First we introduce a recurrent unit that we call a simplified long short-term memory (LSTM) unit which, in contrast to traditional LSTM units, couples the functions of the input and forget gates into a single gate; we observed that this(More)
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