Printed Chinese Character Recognition

Using a mix of distortion modeling, statistical analysis, and neural network training, we are currently working on an omnifont Chinese character classifier. To date, a working model and GUI front-end have been created that operates using a generic classifier. Currently, the available classifiers are all varients of a single font classifier for the simplified SongTi character set. An HTML and a PostScript version are available below.

Additional work is being done to extend the classifier to Korean and traditional Chinese fonts. If you're interested in Unicode fonts, check out these public domain Asian X11 fonts which are in Unicode format.

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