Patent Number: 6,252,988

Title: Method and apparatus for character recognition using stop words

Abstract: An adaptive OCR technique for character classification and recognition without the input and use of ground truth derived from the image itself. A set of so-called stop words are employed for classifying symbols, e.g., characters, from any image. The stop words are identified independent of any particular image and are used for classification purposes across any set of images of the same language, e.g., English. Advantageously, an adaptive OCR method is realized without the requirement of the selection and inputting of ground truth from each individual image to be recognized.

Inventors: Ho; Tin Kam (Cedar Grove, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: G06K 9/72 (20060101); G06K 9/62 (20060101); G06K 009/72 (); G06K 009/68 (); G06K 009/62 (); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018