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Computers beat Humans at Single Character Recognition in Reading based Human Interaction Proofs (HIPs)

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Computers beat Humans at Single Character Recognition in Reading based Human Interaction Proofs (HIPs)
Human interaction proofs (HIPs) have become commonplace on the internet for protecting free online services from abuse by automated scripts/bots. They are challenges designed to be easily solved by humans, while remaining too hard for computers to solve. Reading based HIPs comprise a segmentation problem and one or more recognition problems. Recent studies have shown that computers are better at solving the recognition problem than the segmentation problem (Chellapilla and Simard, 2004; Chellapilla et al, 2005a). In this paper we compare human and computer single character recognition abilities through a sequence of human user studies and computer experiments using convolutional neural networks. In these experiments, we assume that segmentation has been solved and the approximate locations of individual HIP characters are known. Results show that computers are as good as or better than humans at single character recognition under all commonly used distortion and clutter scenarios used...
Kumar Chellapilla, Kevin Larson, Patrice Y. Simard
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CEAS
Authors Kumar Chellapilla, Kevin Larson, Patrice Y. Simard, Mary Czerwinski
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