Bi-modal Handwritten Text Recognition (BiHTR) ICPR 2010 Contest Report

Pastor M., Paredes R.

20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 April 2010, vol.6388, pp.1-13 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6388
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Handwritten text is generally captured through two main modalities: off-line and on-line. Each modality has advantages and disadvantages, but it seems clear that smart approaches to handwritten text recognition (HTR) should make use of both modalities in order to take advantage of the positive aspects of each one. A particularly interesting case where the need of this hi-modal processing arises is when an off-line text, written by some writer, is considered along with the online modality of the same text written by another writer. This happens, for example, in computer-assisted transcription of old documents, where on-line text can be used to interactively correct errors made by a main off-line HTR system.