Character pattern recognition on a computational neural network

  • Luyuan Fang
  • William H. Wilson
Parallel Processing And Distributed AI
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)


A novel computational neural network is proposed here for the recognition of character pattern. This neural network is able to recognize deformed characters. Our neural network model is capable of matching patterns by Euclidean distance instead of Hamming distance as in the Hamming net (Lippman, 1987) and to incorporate contextual information. The network requires only local connections amongst the neurons. This makes it particularly attractive for practical applications.

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neural network pattern recognition character deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luyuan Fang
    • 1
  • William H. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Discipline of Computer ScienceFlinders University of South AustraliaBedford Park

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