Searching Handwritten Documents

Impossible? Maybe not. The University of Massachusetts Amherst has created a manuscript retrieval system. They have a demonstration available using 1,000 pages of George Washington’s manuscripts.

Wouldn’t this be something if we found the technology was transferable? Now, if we want to search handwritten documents, it either has to be OCR’s or re-typed and then the resulting files are searched. This actually searches the original handwritten documents. Wow!

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