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an algorithm or system to recognise hand-written text

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I need a good algorithm that recognizes hand writing and converts it into computer text like OCR for printed text.  Any directions?

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The closest I've seen in my studies towards a goal like this is using neural networks with many, many, MANY test cases. In fact, the first example I had in my neural networks class was a program that could recognize the numbers a person wrote. Perhaps you just try looking for algorithms in that direction...? Honestly I don't know of any other algorithms that might do this...

 

I wish you luck!!

 

-ST

 

EDIT:  Here's the link to the class: https://www.coursera.org/course/neuralnets

 

Look at the first example (video 5 or 6) and they are showing how a neural network can figure out what number a person is writing. Note that this is just numbers....let alone letters, words, etc.

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Just a quick moderation note to say that I edited your title to better reflect the question.  Good luck with your problem! smile.png

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