What is Optical Glyph Recognition (OGR)?

Stephen E Slevinski Jr slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Mon Nov 4 14:57:41 UTC 2013

On 11/4/13, 6:50 AM, Fabrizio Borgia wrote:
> Dear Valerie,
> we are absolutely in no rush, since we are still developing the OGR 
> engine, and it is still far from complete.
> As soon as the new material arrives, I'll be happy to run some tests 
> and show you the result!

Hi Fabrizio,

Thanks for keeping us posted.  What results have you had from computer 
printed material?

Would it be possible to print a page from the American Sign Language 
Wikipedia (SVG) and use Optical Glyph Recognition to identify the 
symbols used?

Simple math would identify their 2-dimensional placement.  It sounds 
like it would be possible to create Formal SignWriting strings from a 
scan.  The strings wouldn't be exactly the same as the input, but 
searching in SignWriting doesn't require exact string matches.  This is 
very exciting.




Valerie Sutton
SignWriting List moderator
sutton at signwriting.org

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