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We offer a perspective on the performance of current OCR systems by illustrating and explaining actual OCR errors made by three commercial devices. After discussing briefly the character recognition abilities of humans and computers, we present illustrated examples of recognition errors. The top level of our taxonomy of the causes of errors consists of(More)
Finding a sequence of edit operations that transforms one string of symbols into another with the minimum cost is a well-known problem. The minimum cost, or edit distance, is a widely used measure of the similarity of two strings. An important parameter of this problem is the cost function, which specifies the cost of each insertion, deletion, and(More)
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