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Touching Character Separation in Chinese Handwriting Using Visibility-Based Foreground Analysis

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Touching Character Separation in Chinese Handwriting Using Visibility-Based Foreground Analysis
Abstract—In offline handwritten text recognition, the separation of touching characters remains a challenge due to the variability of touching structures. This paper proposes a new touching character separation method for Chinese handwriting based on skeleton analysis and contour analysis incorporating the visibility of separating points. Separating points are detected from strokes that are common in both upper and lower skeleton tracing, and the profile visibility of strokes and separating points is analyzed to adjust and verify separating points. Our experiments on two large handwriting databases demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method. Keywords-touching character separation; skeleton analysis; contour analysis; visibility analysis; segmentation
Liang Xu, Fei Yin, Qiu-Feng Wang, Cheng-Lin Liu
Added 24 Dec 2011
Updated 24 Dec 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ICDAR
Authors Liang Xu, Fei Yin, Qiu-Feng Wang, Cheng-Lin Liu
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