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Colloquium - Srihari

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

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.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)