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9020266 Methods and devices for processing handwriting input  
A method for processing handwriting input includes determining a first boundary point and a second boundary point corresponding to each target track point, forming an enclosed area by connecting...
9020265 System and method of determining building numbers  
A system and method is provided for automatically recognizing building numbers in street level images. In one aspect, a processor selects a street level image that is likely to be near an address...
9014478 Reading order determination apparatus, method, and program for determining reading order of characters  
A method and apparatus for determining a reading order of characters The method includes preparing a list of character information, which is character information extracted from image data by...
9014481 Method and apparatus for Arabic and Farsi font recognition  
A method for Arabic and Farsi font recognition for determining the font of text using a nearest neighbor classifier, where the classifier uses a combination of features including: box counting...
9015029 Camera dictionary based on object recognition  
A portable device may include a camera to capture a picture or a video, object recognition logic to identify a target object within the picture or the video captured by the camera, and output a...
8989494 Reading order determination apparatus, method, and program for determining reading order of characters  
A method and apparatus for determining a reading order of characters The method includes preparing a list of character information, which is character information extracted from image data by...
8989492 Multi-resolution spatial feature extraction for automatic handwriting recognition  
A first technique of recognizing content is disclosed, including: determining a first value representative of a pixel content present at a first set of pixels associated with a first distance from...
8965126 Character recognition device, character recognition method, character recognition system, and character recognition program  
A character recognition device includes image input unit that receives an image, character region detection unit that detects a character region in the image, character region separation unit that...
8923618 Information output device and information output method  
An expression, for which complementary information can be outputted, is extracted from a document obtained by character recognition for an image. Complementary information related to the extracted...
8923647 Providing privacy in a social network system  
Embodiments generally relate to providing privacy in a social network system. In some embodiments, a method includes recognizing one or more objects in at least one photo. The method also includes...
8896470 System and method for disambiguation of stroke input  
An electronic device for disambiguation of stroke input, the device comprising: an input device coupled to the microprocessor for accepting a stroke input; and a stroke disambiguation module...
8872979 Combined-media scene tracking for audio-video summarization  
Techniques are presented for analyzing audio-video segments, usually from multiple sources. A combined similarity measure is determined from text similarities and video similarities. The text and...
8831364 Information processing apparatus for determining matching language for characters in image  
An information processing apparatus of the present invention selects one language group, then selects one language from the selected language group, and performs OCR processing appropriate for the...
8755604 Using shape similarity methods to improve OCR speed and accuracy  
A system and method may include a processor that groups the glyphs of a document into font character models. OCR processing may be performed to identify the ASCII value of the font character...
8751214 Information processor for translating in accordance with features of an original sentence and features of a translated sentence, information processing method, and computer readable medium  
An information processor includes: a character recognizing unit; a recognized character feature obtaining unit; a translation deciding unit; a translating unit; a translated result feature...
8749800 System for generating personalized documents  
A system with for capturing and storing an image of a user's handwritten alphanumeric characters. The characters are stored in memory in association with a standard alphanumeric character set such...
8744183 Clustering of forms from large-scale scanned-document collection  
Techniques for identifying documents sharing common underlying structures in a large collection of documents and processing the documents using the identified structures are disclosed. Images of...
8705878 Imaging apparatus, character information association method and character information association program  
An imaging apparatus configured to associate character information detected from an imaged picture displayed on a screen with a recorded picture displayed on the same screen including an imaging...
8699809 Image processing apparatus, image conversion method, and recording medium  
A labeling unit that extracts a character included in raster format image data and finds the size of the extracted character, and an approximation method determination unit that determines whether...
8649600 System and method for segmenting text lines in documents  
Methods and systems of the present embodiment provide segmenting of connected components of markings found in document images. Segmenting includes detecting aligned text. From this detected...
8627278 Freehand system and method for creating, editing, and manipulating block diagrams  
A method of integrating freehand user input into a block diagram environment is disclosed. The freehand user input is a user's approximation of a diagram component or feature of a component which...
8625899 Method for recognizing and translating characters in camera-based image  
A method for recognizing an image photographed by a camera and translating characters in connection with an electronic dictionary is provided. The method includes directly selecting an area to be...
8600175 Apparatus and method of processing image including character string  
Image processing apparatus and method perform a character recognition process to an area indicating a character string included in image data, generate layout information for layout of the...
8559718 Defining a layout of text lines of CJK and non-CJK characters  
A method is described for creating a scheme for dividing a text line of Chinese, Japanese or Korean (CJK) characters into character cells prior to applying classifiers and recognizing individual...
8548246 Method and system for preprocessing an image for optical character recognition  
A method and system for preprocessing an image, wherein the image includes a plurality of columns, or regions, of text is disclosed. A plurality of components associated with the text is...
8542953 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus supports image processing in multiple languages via a user interface, a determining unit, a setting unit, and a character recognizing unit. The user interface sets an...
8542927 Character auto-completion for online east asian handwriting input  
An exemplary method includes receiving stroke information for a partially written East Asian character, the East Asian character representable by one or more radicals; based on the stroke...
8532988 Searching for symbol string  
A method for searching for an input symbol string, includes receiving (B) an input symbol string, proceeding (C) in a trie data structure to a calculation point indicated by the next symbol,...
8515176 Identification of text-block frames  
Determination of an underlying grid structure that facilitates layout of East Asian text is disclosed. The underlying grid structure includes both a size of character frames and a size of a text...
8515175 Storage medium, apparatus and method for recognizing characters in a document image using document recognition  
A program causes a computer to function as a document recognition apparatus, having an extraction unit for extracting connected components of pixels from an input image, a generation unit for...
8508338 Method and system for defeat of replay attacks against biometric authentication systems  
The present invention is directed to a method and system for defeating replay attacks against biometric authentication systems by randomly prompting the subject to adjust a part of their body in...
8509525 Clustering of forms from large-scale scanned-document collection  
Techniques for identifying documents sharing common underlying structures in a large collection of documents and processing the documents using the identified structures are disclosed. Images of...
8503788 Input-handwriting automatic transformation system and method  
An input-handwriting automatic transformation system capable of automatically transforming handwriting input to a font most similar to the input handwriting, the system including a recognizing...
8494275 Information recognition system and method for controlling the same  
An information recognition system includes: a display section displaying an image on a display surface at a predetermined display resolution; an image combining section combining a character entry...
8483480 Method and system for factoring an illumination image  
In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method...
8457413 Pattern recognition method, character recognition method, pattern recognition apparatus, and character recognition apparatus  
According to one embodiment, a pattern recognition method includes calculating similarities of the input pattern with respect to respective categories, converting the calculated similarities of...
8428359 Text entry for electronic devices  
A method of inputting a series of characters into an electronic device comprising a display, the method comprising: detecting a first input associated with a first one of a plurality of discrete...
8428358 Radical-base classification of East Asian handwriting  
A system and method for labeling radicals in East Asian characters is described. The identity of the radical and the location of the radical in a character may be stored for future reference.
8379983 Dictionary creating apparatus, recognizing apparatus, and recognizing method  
A dictionary creating apparatus registers probability distributions each including an average vector and a covariance matrix, in a dictionary. The dictionary creating apparatus organizes plural...
8351702 Handwriting compound system  
A handwriting compound system is provided. The system includes a handwriting recognition module that receives a proper number of letters from a user, detects a distance between phonemes/syllables,...
8341556 Method and system for attention-free user input on a computing device  
A method and system for attention-free user input on a computing device is described that allows the recognition of a user input irrespective of the area of entry of the user input on a writing...
8326039 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium  
An image processing apparatus of this invention includes a classification unit configured to classify anchor points that define the contour of an object into a plurality of groups based on...
8327295 Information processing apparatus and method for displaying auxiliary information  
There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a direction detection unit that detects a drawing direction of a locus drawn in an input process of a gesture when the gesture is...
8326040 Combiner for improving handwriting recognition  
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve handwriting recognition operations. Handwritten input is received in training mode and run through several base recognizers to...
8315482 Integrated platform for user input of digital ink  
Described is a technology that provides an integrated platform for users to use different kinds of digital ink (e.g., handwritten characters, sketched shapes, handwritten formulas) when...
8306316 Image processing apparatus and method, data processing apparatus and method, and program and recording medium  
The image processing apparatus and method, and the program and the recording medium according to the present invention can make the coefficient vector into high precision by noise elimination or...
8285048 Classifying a string formed from hand-written characters  
A method of classifying a character string formed from a known number of hand-written characters is disclosed. The method starts by determining character probabilities for each hand-written...
8286104 Input method application for a touch-sensitive user interface  
In an aspect, a method includes the actions of displaying, at a touch-sensitive display, a plurality of characters that each represent a distinct consonant included in a language script;...
8280168 Handwritten character recognition system  
A character classification system is disclosed. The character classification system has an input device for receiving a handwritten input character, and a processor. The processor is configured...
8280175 Document processing apparatus, document processing method, and computer readable medium  
A document processing apparatus includes: a character segmentation unit that segment a plurality of character images from a document image; a character image classifying unit that classifies the...

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