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Segmentation Procedure for Handwritten Symbols and Words

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050949D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

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IBM

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Authors:
Kurtzberg, JM Tappert, CC [+details]

Abstract

In the recognition of handwritten symbols, it is necessary to have an efficient procedure for the segmentation of multistroke symbols into isolated symbols. Recognition, display or various data handling methods can then operate on the resulting isolated symbols. Similarly, for cursive writing it is necessary to segment the writing into words. An efficient and accurate method for performing the segmentation task is presented herein.