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.
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
|Deposited By:||Williams, Kyle Mark|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2010|