Assisting fuzzy offline handwriting recognition using recurrent belief propagation

Yilan Li, Zhe Li, Qinru Qiu

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Abstract

Recognizing handwritten texts is a challenging task due to many different writing styles and lack of clear boundary between adjacent characters. This problem has been tackled by many previous researchers using techniques such as deep learning networks and hidden Markov Models (HMM), etc. In this work we aim at offline fuzzy recognition of handwritten texts. A probabilistic inference network that performs recurrent belief propagation is developed to post process the recognition results of deep convolutional neural network (CNN) (e.g. LeNet) and form individual characters to words. The post processing has the capability of correcting deletion, insertion and replacement errors in a noisy input. The output of the inference network is a set of words with their probability of being the correct one. To limit the size of candidate words, a series of improvements have been made to the probabilistic inference network, including using a post Gaussian Mixture Estimation model to prune insignificant words. The experiments show that this model gives a competitively average accuracy of 85.5%, and the improvements provides 46.57% reduction of invalid candidate words.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509042401
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2017
Event2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Dec 6 2016Dec 9 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period12/6/1612/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Li, Y., Li, Z., & Qiu, Q. (2017). Assisting fuzzy offline handwriting recognition using recurrent belief propagation. In 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016 [7850026] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850026