Fundamentals in Handwriting Recognition

  • Sebastiano Impedovo

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Sebastiano Impedovo
      Pages 1-4
  3. Introduction and overview of field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Sebastiano Impedovo
      Pages 7-39
  4. Handwritten character recognition

  5. Handwritten word recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Torsten Caesar, Joachim Gloger, Alfred Kaltenmeier, Eberhard Mandler
      Pages 218-222
    3. Mohamed Cheriet
      Pages 223-227
    4. Gilles F. Houle
      Pages 228-232
  6. Contextual methods in handwriting recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Eric Lecolinet, Olivier Baret
      Pages 235-263
    3. I. G. Koh, J. D. Kim, J. W. Lee, M. R. Han, M. G. Koh, H. B. Jeon et al.
      Pages 318-322
  7. Neural networks in handwriting recognition

  8. Architectures for handwriting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. A. C. Downton
      Pages 369-394
  9. Databases for handwriting recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Jonathan J. Hull, Richard K. Fenrich
      Pages 397-414
  10. Signature recognition and verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Réjean Plamondon
      Pages 417-434
    3. Giuseppe Pirlo
      Pages 435-454
  11. Application of handwriting recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Kunio Sakai, Yoshiaki Kurosawa, Takeshi Mishima
      Pages 463-488
    3. Annick Leroy
      Pages 489-494
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 495-502

About these proceedings


For many years researchers in the field of Handwriting Recognition were considered to be working in an area of minor importance in Pattern Recog­ nition. They had only the possibility to present the results of their research at general conferences such as the ICPR or publish their papers in journals such as some of the IEEE series or PR, together with many other papers generally oriented to the more promising areas of Pattern Recognition. The series of International Workshops on Frontiers in Handwriting Recog­ nition and International Conferences on Document Analysis and Recognition together with some special issues of several journals are now fulfilling the expectations of many researchers who have been attracted to this area and are involving many academic institutions and industrial companies. But in order to facilitate the introduction of young researchers into the field and give them both theoretically and practically powerful tools, it is now time that some high level teaching schools in handwriting recognition be held, also in order to unite the foundations of the field. Therefore it was my pleasure to organize the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Fundamentals in Handwriting Recognition that had its origin in many exchanges among the most important specialists in the field, during the International Workshops on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition.


algorithms artificial intelligence classification cognition handwriting handwriting recognition hidden Markov model intelligence learning neural networks optical character recognition (OCR) pattern pattern recognition text analysis verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastiano Impedovo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di BariBariItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78648-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78646-4
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