Feasibility of Automatic Transcription of Neatly Rewritten Bushman Texts

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

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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.

Item Type: Technical report
Uncontrolled Keywords: transcription, handwritten manuscripts, digital libraries, information retrieval
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Computer graphics > Image manipulation > Image processing
Information systems > Information retrieval
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/604

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