A Line-Oriented Approach to Word Spotting in Handwritten Documents

  title={A Line-Oriented Approach to Word Spotting in Handwritten Documents},
  author={Aleksander Kolcz and Joshua Alspector and Marijke F. Augusteijn},
  journal={Pattern Analysis & Applications},
The problem of word spotting in handwritten archives is approached by matching global shape features. A set of visual templates is used to define the keyword class of interest, and initiate a search for words exhibiting high shape similarity to the model set. Major problems of segmenting cursive script into individual words are avoided by applying line-oriented processing to the document pages. The use of profile-oriented features facilitates the application of dynamic programming techniques to… CONTINUE READING
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