Comparisons are made between a number of stroke-based and character-based recognizers of connected cursive script. In both approaches a Kohonen self-organizing neural network is used as a feature-vector quantizer. It is found that a ''best match only'' character-based recognizer performs better than a ''best match only'' stroke-based recognizer at the cost of a substantial increase in computation. However, allowing up to three multiple stroke interpretations yielded a much larger improvement on the performance of the stroke-based recognizer. Within the character-based architecture, a comparison is made between temporal and spatial resampling of characters. No significant differences between these resampling methods were found. Geometrical normalization (orientation, slant) did not significantly improve the recognition. Training sets of more than 500 cursive words appeared to be necessary to yield acceptable performance.
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||3|
|Status||Published - mrt-1993|