Learning to Read Bushman

Williams, Kyle and Suleman, Hussein (2010) Learning to Read Bushman, Proceedings of SAICSIT Postgraduate Symposium, 11 October 2011, Bela Bela.

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The notebooks in the Bleek and Lloyd collection contain handwritten stories that metaphorically encode the Bushman culture and are useful to researchers and scholars trying to understand Bushman language and culture. These notebooks, however, only exist as scanned images and therefore the stories they contain cannot be searched, indexed or compared. This research seeks to investigate how accurately the Bushman stories can be automatically converted from images to text, in a process known as transcription, and also to explore the various techniques for doing this. The expected contribution is a measurement of how accurately transcription can be automatically performed as well as a comparison of different techniques for doing this.

Item Type: Conference poster
Additional Information: Presented at the SAICSIT Postgraduate Symposium 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: OCR, machine learning, handwritten manuscripts, cultural heritage preservation, digital libraries
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Artificial intelligence
Applied computing > Document management and text processing
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/683

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