Character Recognition Apparatus
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
This article describes a character recognition apparatus for recognizing multifont characters which may be either printed or handwritten. The apparatus scans character images, extracts predetermined features from each of the scanned images, performs preliminary classification and discrimination based on the extracted features, and then determines a single category or character by applying a tournament scheme to a plurality of categories remaining after the discrimination step. Fig. 1 shows the present apparatus which is wholly controlled by controller (CTL) 10. Scanner 12 scans character images to be recognized and digitizes them. The digitized images are stored as input patterns in random-access memory (RAM) 14 with each pattern stored in, for example, a 32 x 32 area.