An Oversegmentation Method for Handwritten Character Segmentation

  • Magdalena Brodowska
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 95)


This paper presents a method for generation of set of potential splitting paths for a word image. It combines some existing oversegmentation techniques with novel approaches based on joint use of word profile extrema and external background analysis and on word image skeleton. It can be used as initial segmentation step in most systems that are able to take advantage of oversegmenation. Experiment conducted for this article shows that this method is able to achieve reasonable compromise between oversegmentation rate and accuracy measured as percentage of correctly detected segmentation points.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Brodowska
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  1. 1.Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer ScienceJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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