Reconstructing the correct writing sequence from a set of Chinese character strokes

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Processing of Oriental Languages - Beyond the Orient: The Research Challenges Ahead
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference, ICCPOL 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages333-344
Volume4285 LNAI
ISBN (Print)354049667, 9783540496670
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4285 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title21st International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages: Beyond the Orient: The Research Challenges Ahead, ICCPOL 2006
PlaceSingapore
CitySingapore
Period17 - 19 December 2006

Abstract

A Chinese character is composed of several strokes ordered in a particular sequence. The stroke sequence contains useful online information for handwriting recognition and handwriting education. Although there exist some general heuristic stroke sequence rules, sometimes these rules can be inconsistent making it difficult to apply them to determine the standard writing sequence given a set of strokes. In this paper, we proposed a method to estimate the standard writing sequence given the strokes of a Chinese character. The strokes are modeled as discrete states with the state transition costs determined by the result of the classification into forward/backward order of each stroke pair using the positional features. Candidate sequences are found by shortest path algorithm and the final decision of the stroke sequence is made according to the total handwriting energy in case there is more than one candidate sequence. Experiments show that our results provide better performance than existing approaches. © 2006 Springer-Verlag.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese character, Handwriting, Pattern recognition, Stroke sequence estimation

Citation Format(s)

Reconstructing the correct writing sequence from a set of Chinese character strokes. / Tang, Kai-Tai; Leung, Howard.

Computer Processing of Oriental Languages - Beyond the Orient: The Research Challenges Ahead: 21st International Conference, ICCPOL 2006, Proceedings. Vol. 4285 LNAI Springer Verlag, 2006. p. 333-344 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4285 LNAI).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review