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Feasibility of Automatic Transcription of Neatly Rewritten Bushman Texts

Williams, Kyle (2010) Feasibility of Automatic Transcription of Neatly Rewritten Bushman Texts. Technical Report CS10-06-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility of the research to be conducted for a MSc. The study is concerned with the automatic transcription of part of a handwritten |xam story, which contains a limited set of characters from the |xam Bushman language. The transcription is performed using a trained SVM model to classify the characters. The text to be transcribed is a neatly rewritten version of the first page of A Story of the Girl who made the Milky Way, which appears in one of Lucy Lloyd’s |xam notebooks. Two authors participated in this study with the purpose of evaluating the ability to transcribe the handwriting of multiple authors.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:transcription, handwritten manuscripts, digital libraries, information retrieval
Subjects:I Computing Methodologies: I.4 IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:604
Deposited By:Williams, Kyle Mark
Deposited On:04 May 2010