Automatic neural generalized font identification
Neural methods are gaining a steady acceptance as powerful tools in a variety of pattern detection problems, OCR certainly being one of them. The concrete implementation of these neural OCR systems is of course a well guarded corporate secret, but in broad terms it can be said that in most of the cases, multilayer perceptrons (MLPs) are used. There are several reasons for the MLPs’ success. To begin with, they are based in well understood mathematical and statistical principles and there are efficient tools and methodologies for their training and evaluation. Furthermore they have good generalization properties.
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