Visit ELTBOOKS - all Western ELT Books with 20% discount (Japan only)

November 04, 2003

NEC Software Reads Handwriting

NEC has developed computer software that it says can read handwritten English with a high degree of accuracy. The software reads from left to right, forming a general idea of what is written, then applies patterns of typical usage to check and refine its guess. After further refinement, the company sees the software being used in post offices, where it can be used to sort handwritten addreses. Previous attempts to produce such software attempted to break text down into individual letters, but separating them from "connectors" resulted in frequent errors. (from a story in the Nikkei Business Daily)

Share this:  


« Previous | Main | Next »

Recent Headlines

Columns

Columns
Hedbanz / Charades
Helene J Uchida
Columns
Think Read Write
David Lisgo

Features

Useful Links

Organizations

  • ALTEThe Association of Language Testers in Europe
  • British CouncilInformation, resources, and links to other sites
  • Cambridge English Language AssessmentInformation on examination and qualifications for teachers and students
  • IALICInternational Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • IALLTInternational Association for Language Learning Technology
  • IATEFL"Linking, developing and supporting" ELT professionals worldwide
  • TESOL IncPublishing, connecting, events and career development for teachers

Japan

Comments

Events

World Today