Hierarchical system for character recognition with stochastic knowledge representation

J. A. Vlontzos, S. Y. Kung

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Hierarchical systems use schemata (knowledge sources) to represent knowledge of the environment but it is difficult for them to deal with the variability of the observed data. The authors describe a hierarchical system that uses the hidden Markov model (HMM) methodology to represent both general knowledge about objects and knowledge about their possible instantiations. The HMM is shown to be a compact, computationally efficient and accurate knowledge source. The authors discuss the algorithms used and their implementation using systolic arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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