New Approach for the Skeletonization of Handwritten Characters in Gray-Level Images

@inproceedings{Dawoud2003NewAF,
  title={New Approach for the Skeletonization of Handwritten Characters in Gray-Level Images},
  author={Amer Dawoud and Mohamed S. Kamel},
  booktitle={ICDAR},
  year={2003}
}
Existing skeletonization methods operate directly on the binary image ignoring the gray-level information. In this paper we propose a new method for the skeletonization of handwritten characters that uses graylevel information and capitalizes on their elongated pattern properties. The method controls the development of the skeleton while iteratively… CONTINUE READING