NIST FORM-BASED HANDPRINT RECOGNITION SYSTEM (RELEASE 2.2)
A public domain document processing system was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1994. The system is a standard reference form-based handprint recognition system for evaluating optical character recognition (OCR), and it is intended to provide a baseline of performance on an open application.
NIST developed a new release in 2003 for internet distribution of its standard reference form-based handprint recognition system for evaluating optical character recognition (OCR). Release 2.2 incorporates all bug fixes generated for previous versions.
Download zip file Distribution file (hsfsys2_2.zip) [5.5MB]
Below are a list of NIST OCR databases that can be used with software:
Open Application written in C code
This system or any portion of this system may be used without restrictions. However, redistribution of this standard reference recognition software test-bed is strongly discouraged as any subsequent corrections or updates will be sent to registered recipients only. This software was produced by NIST, an agency of the U.S. government, and by statute is not subject to copyright in the United States. Recipients of this software assume all responsibilities associated with its operation, modification, and maintenance.