What is Optical Glyph Recognition (OGR)?
fabrizio.borgia at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 29 17:11:51 UTC 2013
nice to "meet" you, and thanks for your help! Those texts would be VERY
useful for us!
The provenance and the meaning of a SW text have little importance for our
OGR engine. We, as developers, can of course keep in mind that a particular
corpus was produced by SW novice and evaluate the consequences: e.g. we
expect a lesser variety of glyphs from a novice writer, and a greater one
by an expert.
Your help is very welcome, and we'd be grateful to run our OGR on your
2013/10/29 Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <erhoffma at oberlin.edu>
> Do you have any criteria about the provenance of the handwriting samples?
> I teach a linguistic anthropology course at Oberlin about Literacies. I
> spend one week teaching them about SW and having them produce short texts -
> we are having that class meeting later this month. These are hearing
> students who generally know little about sign languages - I introduce them
> to SW to help expand their notion of what can be written. Sometimes I ask
> them to write a simple ASL sample, but sometimes I have them write
> co-speech gestures. Would texts like these - produced by total novices, not
> necessarily of a SL - be useful? Because if so, I'm happy to share the
> batches I generate each time I teach this course. But I can imagine they
> might not be what you're looking for :)
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Fabrizio Borgia <
> fabrizio.borgia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I'd like to take a moment to explain the work of my team (Université
>> Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Computer Science Department - "Sapienza"
>> University of Rome) in the latest few years.
>> We are working at a *Optical Glyph Recogition* (OGR) engine for
>> Well, OGR sounds very much like OCR (which is Optical Character
>> Recognition) because they both share the same goal: *the conversion of
>> images of text into characters*. In the OGR case, the characters are the
>> Apart from the goal, OGR and OCR have very little in common. The design
>> and the implementation of our application is somewhat different from the
>> standard OCR design, because we are facing different problems, and
>> different datasets.
>> We know that there's a huge amount of handwritten SW corpora, scattered
>> around the world, and we believe that they carry an invaluable knowledge,
>> both for the Deaf Community, and for the Research Community. Our goal is to
>> make them digital, to *empower their diffusion*, and to *ensure a
>> long-lasting existence* for them.
>> After a very, very thorough design phase, we are developing the OGR
>> application (and, in confidence, we are about halfway to go) and *soon
>> we will release a footage showing our software in action*.
>> To make our OGR stronger, we need to test it with diffrent datasets (SW
>> texts, pages, etc.) we need your help, dear SW list!
>> *We need any kind of handwritten SW texts, in any digital image format.
>> *Optionally, we'd like them to be:
>> - *written in columns*
>> - *whithout any segmentation (annotation lines, squares, etc.) from
>> one sign to the following one
>> Anyone can send us some material (even spare pages will DEFINITLEY do) or
>> point us in the right direction?
>> Thanks in advance for your time, from Rome!
>> Fabrizio Borgia, M.D.
>> Ph.D. Student
>> Sapienza - Università di Roma
>> Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
>> O&M SW Engineering Intern
>> SERCO S.p.A.
>> fabrizio.borgia at gmail.com
>> fabrizio.borgia at uniroma1.it
>> fabrizio.borgia at serco.com
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> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College
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Fabrizio Borgia, M.D.
Sapienza - Università di Roma
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
O&M SW Engineering Intern
fabrizio.borgia at gmail.com
fabrizio.borgia at uniroma1.it
fabrizio.borgia at serco.com
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