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Method for Recognizing Shorthand and for Converting Shorthand into Longhand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104054D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Friede, K: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described for recognizing shorthand, which eliminates the time-consuming conversion of shorthand notes into longhand and sub sequent corrections.

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Method for Recognizing Shorthand and for Converting Shorthand into Longhand

      A method is described for recognizing shorthand, which
eliminates the time-consuming conversion of shorthand notes into
longhand and sub sequent corrections.

      The hardware consists of a digitization tablet with a
preferably pressure-sensitive pen which may be replaced by a scanner.
In addition, a personal computer is required for processing.

      The recognition of shorthand and the conversion of shorthand
into longhand are done by software.  Elastic matching is used to
recognize the individual symbols.  For symbol segmentation, bigrams,
trigrams and minimal pairs are used.  Conversion is effected by means
of a lexicon.  The longhand thus obtained is output to the user.