Language Technology for Handwritten text Recognition

Autores UPV
Revista Communications in Computer and Information Science


This paper shows how the nowadays prevalent technology used in HTR borrows concepts and methods from the field of ASR; i.e. those based on Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). Additionally, it will be described a HTR approach based on employing Bernoulli distributions rather than Gaussian-Mixture distributions for the HMM-state emission probability of observations. Finally, handwritten text recognition evaluation results are reported for several corpora involving different characteristics and languages.