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%T ICR: A Transputer\-Based Intelligent Character Reader
%A Francis Wong F.S., Koh Liang Seng
%E J. Wexler
%B OUG\-11: Developing Transputer Applications
%X This paper presents the design of a transputer\-based
   Intelligent Character Reader (ICR). The implementation of
   the ICR is based on two algorithms. The Filtered Projection
   Technique (FPT) is a modification of the conventional
   projection profile techniques \- it filters out and projects
   the structural information of a visual pattern into several
   components along several directions, such that some salient
   structural information can be extracted from these
   components easily. The Structural Complexity Index (SCI)
   algorithm determines the structural complexity of a visual
   pattern and produces the corresponding index to indicate its
   relative complexity. The ICR is capable of recognizing
   printed characters, such as the Chinese characters printedon
   the local newspapers, accurately, despite the presence of
   noise due to printing, scanning, slight font variations and
   misalignment. The ICR prototype is implemented on Occam II
   and C, and run on an array of transputers.

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