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NIST Special Database 12. NIST Census Miniform Training Database 2: Binary Images from Paper and Microfilm

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Stanley Janet

Abstract

NIST Special Database 12 is a set of 1990 Census Miniform images. A Miniform is a non-sensitive portion of the Industry and Occupation section of an actual Census Long Form with handwritten responses to three questions.The database is available on CD-ROM and contains images of 6000 paper miniforms (18,000 fields), 12,500 microfilm miniforms (37,500 fields), and files containing ASCII transcriptions of the strings that were written in the miniform fields. This database is designed for the evaluation of optical character recognition (OCR) systems in a difficult but realistic form-based task on binary images from microfilm.
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World Wide Web-Internet and Web Information Systems

Keywords

ASCII reference, automated character recognition, binary image database, census forms, Census OCR Systems Conference, forms recognition, handwriting recognition, microfilm documents, OCR

Citation

Janet, S. (2008), NIST Special Database 12. NIST Census Miniform Training Database 2: Binary Images from Paper and Microfilm, World Wide Web-Internet and Web Information Systems (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008