A Simplified Approach to Character Recognition.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The report describes an off-line character recognition procedure, tested on the ten digits. The basic scheme is an attempt to recognize the character on the basis of a general memory scheme dependent on the overall shape of the entire character. Failing this, a system of checking two specific features, loops and spurs, is called into play on an as-needed basis. This idea of considering specific features only if a more general recognition procedure does not result in a single answer is unique in the character recognition field. Comparison to other systems indicates that the system is relatively successful, particularly in view of the reduced computer effort expended. Author