Template-based Synthetic Handwriting Generation for the Training of Recognition Systems

@inproceedings{Varga2005TemplatebasedSH,
  title={Template-based Synthetic Handwriting Generation for the Training of Recognition Systems},
  author={Tam{\'a}s Varga and Daniel KILCHHOFER and Horst Bunke},
  year={2005}
}
In this paper we present a method for synthesizing English handwritten textlines from ASCII transcriptions. The method is based on templates of characters and the Delta LogNormal model of handwriting generation. To generate a textline, first a static image of the textline is built by concatenating perturbed versions of the character templates. Then strokes and corresponding virtual targets are extracted and randomly perturbed, and finally the textline is drawn using overlapping strokes and… CONTINUE READING
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