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NIST Handprinted Forms and Characters DatabaseSpecial Database 19 contains NIST's entire corpus of training materials for handprinted document and character recognition. It publishes Handprinted Sample Forms from 3600 writers, 810,000 character images isolated from their forms, ground truth classifications for those images, reference forms for further data collection, and software utilities for image management and handling. It supersedes NIST Special Databases 3 and 7.
The features of this database are:
The images of Special Database 19 form a superset of the images of two previous releases: NIST Special Databases 3 and 7, which are now discontinued.
Please click here to view the PDF version of Users' Guide.
System requirements: CD-ROM drive with software to read ISO-9660 format.
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Keywords: Automated character recognition; automated data capture; character recognition; forms recognition; handwriting recognition; OCR; optical character recognition; software recognition.