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# Application of Information Retrieval Techniques to Single Writer Documents

This work shows Information Retrieval experiments performed over handwritten documents produced by a single writer. The same retrieval task has been performed over both manual (no errors) and automatic (Word Error Rate around 45%) transcriptions of 200 handwritten texts. The results show that the performance loss due to recognition errors is acceptable and that Information Retrieval technologies can be effectively applied to handwritten data.

Keywords: vision

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Accepted for publication by Pattern Recognition Letters'', 2005

#### Reference

• EPFL-REPORT-83155

Record created on 2006-03-10, modified on 2017-05-10