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Colloquium - Srihari


Computer Processing of Handwriting in Documents
University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
Sargur Srihari photo

Handwriting is a natural means of recording personal information and continues to be used in education. Even with the ubiquity of computers, handwriting is used in forms, in legal documents and in postal addressing. Although computer recognition of handwriting seems to be a solved problem with the ubiquity of PDAs and tablet PCs -- where writing is on specialized surfaces (called dynamic handwriting) -- recognition of handwriting on paper documents (or static handwriting) poses numerous challenges.

The talk will describe recent advances with applicability to postal address recognition, signature/writer verification and automatic scoring of responses to prompts in school testing. A system for handwriting comparison for forensics and for searching handwritten document repositories will be demonstrated.

Sponsored by the Institute of Cognitive Science.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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