Tag Archives: Japanese

Ajax Japanese handwriting recognition

Stumbled upon a toy which performs Japanese handwriting recognition online by using ajax as the frontend. As I said it’s just a toy so the correctness is so so, but nonetheless a very good proof-of-concept. This toy uses Support Vector Machine as the underlying algorithm so the program is able to learn from the user’s handwriting. Ever since I made lamerpad I realize that pattern recognition should be a better means to handle handwriting recognition than analyzing stroke patterns, such as stroke order, numbers and positions, which lamerpad employs, as stroke structures vary from person to person. But by using machine learning algorithms like SVM or artificial neural networks, a hybrid system could be made, such system not only can learn from how the character looks, but also how the character is written by the user. By now Chinese handwriting recognition technology is already quite mature, but just no such open source programs, SCIM handwriting module, anyone?

Zard, Forever You

從來絕少在傳媒中露面,不上電視節目,不開演唱會,喜歡她的人卻很多,在身患癌病的時候靜悄悄的走了。除了陳綺貞,就是喜歡她,不炫耀,卻有才華。

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希望你也能喜歡坂井泉水的歌。

Forever You ~ Zard

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