Robert K. Powalka

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Consequently, a hybrid approach to recognition has been developed. The system described in this paper attempts to recognize entire words, but should it fail, it attempts to complete the word by consulting a lexicon. Words with identical beginnings are usually morphologically related. The system selects a similar word which fits the apparent size of the(More)
~ This paper describes two wholistic recognizers developed for use in a hybrid recognition system. The recognizers use information about the word shape. This information is strongly related to word zoning. One of the recognizers is explicitly limited by the accuracy of the zoning information extraction. The other recognizer is designed so as to avoid this(More)
Word shape information can be helpful in handwriting recognition. It can be used by a segmentation based recognizer to verify the results of the recognition of individual segmented letters. It is often one of the main features used by wholistic recognizers. This paper describes extraction of the word shape information through identification of the middle(More)
Cursive script has many ambiguities. Feature extraction, by locating some specific characteristics of a writing sample in isolation or in combination with other features, can minimise the effect of these ambiguities. There are many features that can be extracted from any given sample. Information about the expected vertical letter position within the word,(More)
Combining results of multiple approaches to recognizing handwriting is becoming increasingly attractive as a means of improving recognition performance. Most of the reported work concerns combination of results at character level (i.e. letter, digit). This paper concentrates on combination of results at the word level. Two approaches are presented: word(More)
The whole word recognition process described in this report aims at limiting the recognition domain, i.e. the size of the lexicon used for a particular word. The process consists of the following stages: • calculating the word zoning information and the position of ascenders/descenders within the word; • building word shape information using the obtained(More)