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A set of 13,351 digitized calligraphic characters were segmented and labeled, with 12,918 characters extracted from 21 books scanned by the CADAL scanning center located in Zhejiang University's library, and 1443 characters from calligraphy works from web sources. The database contains calligraphy from 208 works, some from over 1000 years ago. Statistics(More)
Calligraphic style is considered, for this research, visual attributes of images of calligraphic characters sampled randomly from a " work " created by a single artist. It is independent of page layout or textual content. An experimental design is developed to investigate to what extent the source of a single, or of a few pairs, of character images can be(More)
—Calligraphic data entry is accelerated by generating, with a feature-based character classifier, an ordered list of reference candidate labels for each character image. The improvement of labeling throughput depends on the top-N accuracy of the classifier, which in turn is a function of the available already-labeled patterns. Experiments on a database of(More)
Libraries and museums are digitizing their collections of historical culture objects to enable public access, such as historical Chinese calligraphy. These collections are only available in image format, lacking practical technology to offer the basic search service for public access. This paper proposes a quick search approach by a coarse-to-fine strategy.(More)
A large collection of reproductions of calligraphy on paper was scanned into images to enable web access for both the academic community and the public. Calligraphic paper digitization technology is mature, but technology for segmentation, character coding, style classification, and identification of calligraphy are lacking. Therefore, computational tools(More)
AbstrAct Chinese brush calligraphy is a valuable civilization legacy and a high art of scholarship. It is still popular in Chinese banners, newspaper mastheads, university names, and celebration gifts. There are Web sites that try to help people enjoy and learn Chinese calligraphy. However, there lacks advanced services such as content-based retrieval or(More)