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Aizuwakamatsu city, Japan

Niitsuma Y.,Turuga Ikkichimachi | Torii S.,Turuga Ikkichimachi | Yaguchi Y.,Turuga Ikkichimachi | Oka R.,Turuga Ikkichimachi
Multimedia Tools and Applications | Year: 2015

We report the recognition in video streams of isolated alphabetic characters and connected cursive textual characters, such as alphabetic, hiragana and kanji characters, that are drawn in the air. This topic involves a number of difficult problems in computer vision, such as the segmentation and recognition of complex motion on videos. We use an algorithm called time–space continuous dynamic programming (TSCDP), which can realize both time- and location-free (spotting) recognition. Spotting means that the prior segmentation of input video is not required. Each reference (model) character is represented by a single stroke that is composed of pixels. We conducted two experiments involving the recognition of 26 isolated alphabetic characters and 23 Japanese hiragana and kanji air-drawn characters. We also conducted gesture recognition experiments based on TSCDP, which showed that TSCDP was free from many of the restrictions imposed by conventional methods. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York

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