Infoscience

Journal article

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.

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