Research Project

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Machine Learning and
Intelligent Agents

Robust Reading


Simon Lucas
Jeff Reynolds

Project Description:

PictureThis is an old challenge that has proven remarkably tough. Modern OCR packages perform brilliantly on good quality documents but fail badly on poor quality images or general camera captured text. We've been developing a two-pronged attack on the problem, that involves the efficient application of contextual knowledge to optimally interpret the character hypothesis graph generated by applying a low-level classifier at all positions in the image.

More information:

ICDAR 2003 Robust Reading Competitions
VIADOCS Project - Reading Museum Index Cards


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  Tuesday, 26 October 2004