Handwriting Recognition by Word Separation into Sillouette Bar Codes and Other Feature Extraction

CIT No. 
3154
Date Issued: 
July 12, 2005
Patent Number: 
6,917,708
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Inventors: 
Rodney M. Goodman
Donald J. Woods
Patricia A. Keaton
Joseph Chen
Abstract: 
A method of automatically recognizing text. The text is divided into whole words which are each recognize. Each whole word is characterized according to its silhouette. The silhouette is characterized by features in the silhouette such as upwardly extending polls and downwardly extending holes. The silhouette may also be characterized by its first syllable blends. Numbers are assigned to each of the different characteristics, and numbers may also be assigned based on analysis of a database of different kinds of cursive words. Recognition may be automatically carry out prior recognizing system which recognizes in this way.