Handwriting Recognition


AI still fails on robust handwritten digit recognition (and how to fix it)

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We learn such a generative model for each digit. Then, when a new input comes along, we check which digit model can best approximate the new input. This procedure is typically called analysis-by-synthesis, because we analyse the content of the image according to the model that can best synthesise it. That's really the key difference: feedforward networks have no way to check their predictions, you have to trust them. Our analysis-by-synthesis model, on the other hand, looks whether certain image features are really present in the input before jumping to a conclusion.


Word Predictor from Handwritten Text – Towards Data Science

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It's been long since I contributed to the community. I am back to give what was due. But before that, let me tell you what I was up to all this time. The highlights of all these months professionally have been two things. One, I spoke at a data science conference in March (Mumbai edition of WiDS).


High school students helped an AI learn to read old handwritten texts

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In Italy, 120 high school students helped solve a centuries-old problem: how to give researchers access to the Vatican Secret Archives, a massive collection of documents detailing the Vatican's activities as far back as the eighth century. That should look pretty great on their college applications. The shelves of the Vatican Secret Archives are about 85 kilometers (53 miles) long and house 35,000 volumes of catalogues. But the documents that researchers have scanned and uploaded take up less than an inch. That's because the Vatican seems to not have wanted to share the information.


Microsoft's digital ink tool makes sense of your chickenscratch

Engadget

During its Build conference today, Microsoft introduced Project Ink Analysis, which does exactly what you'd think: Make sense of digital writing. The toolkit both understands words and provides features typically found in text editors, like alignment and bulleting. While Project Ink Analysis is still in its experimental stages, it could obviously help anyone who habitually writes with styluses on digital platforms. It might not garner deep insights into your personality like IBM Watson, but its simple beautification tools can clean up chickenscratch and even translate from 67 languages. It could be plenty useful for all the Surface Pen users out there who want their scrawling handwriting to look just a bit more professional (and legible).


Audi Gets Handwriting Recognition Right in the 2019 A8

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The 2019 Audi A8's handwriting recognition feature lets you find coffee quickly by writing Starbucks on the screen.


Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements with the Fall Creators Update

PCWorld

Inking and navigating with a digital pen or stylus within Windows 10 will become easier within the Fall Creators Update, for those of you who use a tablet as, you know, a tablet. The improvements include two major elements: navigation, including using the pen or stylus to select and scroll text; and better interpretation of inked words as text, via a more accurate and responsive handwriting panel. Combined, it's a love letter of sorts to Surface and other tablet users who use the pen to input data. It's amazing how well Windows can interpret your chicken-scratch into text that can be edited in Word and elsewhere. General Windows 10 users won't be able to take advantage of the new features until the launch of the Fall Creators Update on Oct. 17.


AllAnalytics - James M. Connolly - Handwriting Recognition Meets Machine Learning

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There are places in the tech space where we cease to stare in amazement about what the tech can do. Instead we whine that the tech can't do more. Take the case of handwriting recognition, whether it's what we scribble notes onto a tablet or when we scan handwritten text into a PC. We wish that it was smarter, that it recognized more characters and that the text was searchable and shareable. To be honest, I shouldn't say "we".


How 'cognitive ergonomics' will humanise AI technology Information Age

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Whether exchanging dialogue with our smartphones or scribbling characters on touchscreens, the Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) we interact with today are intuitive and foster'easy to use' input methods. Driven by speech, handwriting and touch, our technologies are continually progressing towards intuitive communication between humans and machines, and we are continuing to march forward. However, several advancements in artificial intelligence technology, such as machine and deep learning capabilities, have paved the way for the humanistion of our machines and devices. And there's one particular development in the AI space which has pioneered the ability for seamless human-to-machine interaction - cognitive ergonomics. Through cognitive ergonomics, system designs that allows machines to adapt and operate considering mental workloads and other factors, we are able to communicate with our devices as easy as writing a note on paper.



Identification of arabic word from bilingual text using character features

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The identification of the language of the script is an important stage in the process of recognition of the writing. There are several works in this research area, which treat various languages. Most of the used methods are global or statistical. In this present paper, we study the possibility of using the features of scripts to identify the language. The identification of the language of the script by characteristics returns the identification in the case of multilingual documents less difficult. We present by this work, a study on the possibility of using the structural features to identify the Arabic language from an Arabic / Latin text.