Baseline structure analysis of handwritten mathematics notation

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Title: Baseline structure analysis of handwritten mathematics notation
Author: Zanibbi, Richard; Blostein, Dorothea; Cordy, James
Abstract: The structure of mathematics notation is particularly difficult to recognize in handwritten notation because irregular symbol placements are common. We present an efficient and robust method of parsing handwritten and typeset mathematics notation without backtracking. The system is designed to be easily adaptable to various dialects of mathematics notation. The following strategies are used: (1) separate the analysis of layout, syntax, and semantics, (2) recursively apply search functions and image partitioning to recognize dominant and nested baselines, and (3) use tree transformations to express computations in a compact, efficiently executable form.
Description: "Baseline Structure Analysis of Handwritten Mathematics Notation," Proc. Sixth Int'l Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition. Held in Seattle, Washington: 10-13 September 2001. ©2001 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
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Date: 2001

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