By Topic

Incorporating language syntax in visual text recognition with a statistical model

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
J. J. Hull ; Ricoh California Res. Center, Menlo Park, CA, USA

The use of a statistical language model to improve the performance of an algorithm for recognizing digital images of handwritten or machine-printed text is discussed. A word recognition algorithm first determines a set of words (called a neighborhood) from a lexicon that are visually similar to each input word image. Syntactic classifications for the words and the transition probabilities between those classifications are input to the Viterbi algorithm. The Viterbi algorithm determines the sequence of syntactic classes (the states of an underlying Markov process) for each sentence that have the maximum a posteriori probability, given the observed neighborhoods. The performance of the word recognition algorithm is improved by removing words from neighborhoods with classes that are not included on the estimated state sequence. An experimental application is demonstrated with a neighborhood generation algorithm that produces a number of guesses about the identity of each word in a running text. The use of zero, first and second order transition probabilities and different levels of noise in estimating the neighborhood are explored

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 12 )