by Pavel Smrž, Štěpán Hrbáček, Michal Martinásek, February 1998, 8 pages.
FIMU-RS-98-02. Available as Postscript, PDF.
In this paper a part of the system for recognising off-line cursive Czech text is presented. Recently, various systems for recognition of cursive English text has been developed, however, to our knowledge no method has been presented yet for Czech, a language rich in diacritic marks. This paper deals with preprocessing which is different for Czech and English handwritten texts. For finding the letter boundaries a method based on minimising a heuristic cost function has been used.