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Recognizing Address Blocks on Mail Pieces: Specialized Tools and Problem-Solving Architecture

AI Magazine

An important task in postal automation technology is determining the position and orientation of the destination address block in the image of a mail piece such as a letter, magazine, or parcel. The corresponding subimage is then presented to a human operator or a machine reader (optical character reader) that can read the zip code and, if necessary, other address information and direct the mail piece to the appropriate sorting bin. Analysis of physical characteristics of mail pieces indicates that in order to automate the address finding task, several different image analysis operations are necessary. Some examples are locating a rectangular white address label on a multicolor background, progressively grouping characters into text lines and text lines into text blocks, eliminating candidate regions by specialized detectors (for example, detecting regions such as postage stamps), and identifying handwritten regions. Described here are several operations, their utility as predicted by statistics of mail piece characteristics, and the results of applying the operations to a task set of mail piece images. A problem-solving architecture based on the blackboard model of problem solving for appropriately invoking the tools and combining their results is described.


AIchallenge Paris Region

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With a unique innovation ecosystem that is 8,000 start-ups, 1,300 research laboratories and 162,000 researchers strong, Paris Region intends to play a major role in the development of new technologies based on artificial intelligence. The initiative of this unique and exceptional challenge is part of this ambition: by targeting companies in the Paris Region and those wishing to set up on its territory, Paris Region wants to promote the digital performance of its economic stakeholders, consolidate its excellence on an international scale and its position as Europe's leading AI hub


How to change your email address without losing your friends

PCWorld

Think of all the places where your old email address resides, outside of your immediate control, waiting to give people plenty of false information. There are other people's address books, old messages in people's inboxes, websites that use your address as your logon name, and your business cards. Changing your email address can be quite a chore. The first thing you need to do is check with your old mail provider and find out how long you can keep the old address and at what price. It's probably worth the money to keep it for at least a few months.


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11 killed in continued violence in Ethiopia's restive region

FOX News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence.