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Handwriting Quality Analysis of Block Letters and Cursive Words

Abstract : IntuiScript is an innovative project developing a digital workbook providing feedback during the handwriting learning process for children from three to seven years old. In this context, the paper presents a method to analyse handwriting quality that responds to the expectations of the IntuiScript educational scenario: on-line and real time feedback for children, an automatic detection of children mistakes guiding the pedagogical progression, and a precise analysis of children writing saved to help teacher to understand children writing skills and difficulties. This paper presents first results of this project about the analysis of block letters and cursive words. Block letters are analysed with regards four different criteria global, shape, order and direction that are merged on a single score called multi-criteria. Cursive words are analysed as letters, bigrams and trigrams with a global criterion. Results shows the multi-criteria architecture for block letters not only improves significantly performances of the previous global analyser but is also able to characterise precisely mistakes of children. Finally, letters, bigrams and trigrams of cursive words give coherent scores with the deformation of cursive letters.
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Damien Simonnet, Eric Anquetil. Handwriting Quality Analysis of Block Letters and Cursive Words. Handwriting Today, Journal of the National Handwriting Association, 2016, pp.15-21. ⟨hal-01484924⟩

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