Application of Three-Level Handprinted Documents Recognition in Medical Information Systems
In this paper the application of novel three-level recognition concept to processing of some structured documents (forms) in medical information systems is presented. The recognition process is decomposed into three levels: character recognition, word recognition and form contents recognition. On the word and form contents level the probabilistic lexicons are available. The decision on the word level is performed using results of character classification based on a character image analysis and probabilistic lexicon treated as a special kind of soft classifier. The novel approach to combining these both classifiers is proposed, where fusion procedure interleaves soft outcomes of both classifiers so as to obtain the best recognition quality. Similar approach is applied on the semantic level with combining soft outcomes of word classifier and probabilistic form lexicon. Proposed algorithms were experimentally applied in medical information system and results of automatic classification of laboratory test order forms obtained on the real data are described.
KeywordsWord Recognition Character Recognition Hospital Information System Semantic Level Support Factor
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