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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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:39 AM
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!!
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.
Edited by studentTeacher, 15 September 2013 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:03 PM
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition what you want is ICR or IWR and only one bit of software on the list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_optical_character_recognition_software says it supports that. I suspect with a bit of searching you could find more options.
Systems that can read handwriting do exist in commercial products. For example in automated mail sorting systems.
Edited by Adam_42, 15 September 2013 - 01:06 PM.
Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:22 AM
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