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In this paper we propose a coding method of handprinted Chinese characters in which, defining a grammar, the process of block categorization is made to correspond to a process of sentential generation. We obtain two strings of production rules and block codes being equivalent to the descriptions of the structure and internal components of a character pattern, and a Chinese character is encoded effectively by the use of these two strings. It is shown that this coding method is available for the classification and discrimination of handprinted Chinese characters.
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:PAMI-1 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 1979