PATRAM - A handwritten word processor for Indian languages

Kamesh Madduri, K. H. Aparna, V. S. Chakravarthy

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Abstract

In this paper, we present PATRAM, a comprehensive handwritten wordprocessing system specially designed for Indian languages. In typical existing ink capture programs, handwriting is entered in a 'paint-on-a-wall' style without any syntactical structure imposed on the handwritten text. The PATRAM document page is classified into text (ruled space) and drawing (unruled space) areas. While inking the text region, the writer stays within the lines. The drawing region does not have such a restriction. While this arrangement accomodates unconstrained inking (in drawing area), it provides a more intuitive and convenient editing style for the text area. The standard operations including Insert, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select, Justify etc. are defined which operate on text or drawing objects in characteristic fashion. The document is saved in a specific format (.pat) which makes off-line character recognition possible. We finally demonstrate recognition capability in Tamil language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, IWFHR-9 2004
EditorsF. Kimura, H. Fujisawa
Pages557-562
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings - Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, IWFHR-9 2004 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 26 2004Oct 29 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, IWFHR
ISSN (Print)1550-5235

Other

OtherProceedings - Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, IWFHR-9 2004
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/26/0410/29/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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