In the name of art : Preserving archaic Chinese calligraphy and reproducing its dynamic brush writing

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Journal / PublicationIEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


An introduction with the methodology on how to preserve archaic Chinese calligraphic images is presented by automatically estimating the set of three-dimensional (3-D) geometric and ink model parameters. This calligraphy generation process can be visualized while the masterpieces can be reproduced with high-quality printing in scalable resolution by dynamically brush writing archaic Chinese characters which can then be reproduced with various brush and ink effects. A survey of existing research regarding the creation of a digital library of Chinese calligraphy as well as the application of various signal processing techniques in synthesizing Chinese calligraphic images are provided. Finally, this research can be broadened up in several directions.