Our second example deals with a more challenging problem: the recognition of hand-printed letters of the alphabet. The characters that people print in the ordinary course of filling out forms and questionnaires are surprisingly varied. Gaps abound wherecontinuous lines might be expected; curves and sharp angles appear interchangeably; there is almost every imaginable distortion of slant, shape and size. Even human readers cannot always identify such characters; their error rate is about 3 per cent on randomly selected letters and numbers, seen out of context.
– from Oliver G. Selfridge & Ulric Neisser. PATTERN RECOGNITION BY MACHINE . In Computers & thought, Edward A. Feigenbaum and Julian Feldman (Eds.). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1963. pp. 8-30.
In Video Indexer, we have the capability for recognizing display text in videos. This blog explains some of the techniques we used to extract the best quality data. To start, take a look at the sequence of frames below. Did you manage to recognize the text in the images? It is highly reasonable that you did, without even noticing.
Residents complain that mail carriers have failed to deliver prescription drugs and pension checks. Some also say their mailboxes have been damaged or destroyed by carriers' trucks, that telephone complaint lines were never answered and that postal managers were rude when residents visited the post office in person.
Summary: Image processing is a rapidly evolving field with immense significance in science and engineering. One of the latest applications of Image processing is in Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR). Intelligent Character Recognition is the computer translation of handwritten text into machine-readable and machine-editable characters. It is an advanced version of Optical Character Recognition system that allows fonts and different styles of handwriting to be recognized during processing with high accuracy and speed. ICR, in combination with OCR and OMR (Optical Mark Recognition), is used in forms processing.
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Google has plunged high towards its'AI-first' dream. The tech giant has attempted to develop a Text-to-speech system that has exactly human-like articulation. This AI system is called "Tacotron 2" that has the ability to give an AI-generated computer speech in a human-voice. Google researchers mentioned in the blog post that the new procedure does not utitilise complex linguistic and acoustic features as input. In place of it, they developed human-like speech from text using neural networks trained using only speech examples and corresponding text transcript.