Handwritten words are usually slant or Italicized due to the mechanism of handwriting and the personality. In order to improve the accuracy of character segmen-tation and recognition, the authors proposed a chain code method for the slant estimation and correction. However the method is very simple and usually gives good estimate of the word slant, there… (More)
This paper describes three methods for local slant estimation , which are simple iterative method, high speed iterative method, and 8–directional chain code method. The experimental results show that the proposed methods can estimate and correct local slant more accurately than the average slant correction.