Measuring the Robustness of Character Shape Coding

  • A. Lawrence Spitz
  • Paul Marks
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1655)


Earlier claims of great robustness for the character shape coding process have been largely unsupported.We provide quantitative measures of the sensitivity of the character shape coding process to the text input, production values and image quality and to the complexity of the destination character shape codes. Using this evaluation tool we can tune the character shape coding process in a systematic way and also develop new versions of the shape codes appropriately adapted to particular applications.


Text Image Document Image Optical Character Recognition High Frequency Word Character Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lawrence Spitz
    • 1
  • Paul Marks
    • 1
  1. 1.Document Recognition Technologies, Inc.Palo AltoUSA

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