Build a Handwritten Text Recognition System using TensorFlow

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Offline Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) systems transcribe text contained in scanned images into digital text, an example is shown in Figure 1. We will build a Neural Network (NN) which is trained on word-images from the IAM dataset. As the input layer (and therefore also all the other layers) can be kept small for word-images, NN-training is feasible on the CPU (of course, a GPU would be better). This implementation is the bare minimum that is needed for HTR using TF. We use a NN for our task.