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Correction of Medical Handwriting OCR Based on Semantic Similarity

  • Bartosz Broda
  • Maciej Piasecki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4881)

Abstract

In the paper a method of the correction of handwriting Optical Character Recognition (OCR) based on the semantic similarity is presented. Different versions of the extraction of semantic similarity measures from a corpus are analysed, with the best results achieved for the combination of the text window context and Rank Weight Function. An algorithm of the word sequence selection with the high internal similarity is proposed. The method was trained and applied to a corpus of real medical documents written in Polish.

Keywords

semantic similarity handwriting OCR correction Polish 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartosz Broda
    • 1
  • Maciej Piasecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Informatics, Wrocław University of TechnologyPoland

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