1 January 2008 Machine dating of manuscripts written by an individual
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We present a pioneering study on machine dating of manuscripts written by an individual. Analysis of handwriting style forms the core of the proposed method. A general framework is presented for automatic time stamping of handwritten manuscripts. Initially, it is hypothesized that a manuscript can be dated, to a certain level of accuracy, by looking at the way it is written. The hypothesis is then verified with real samples of known dates. Experiments on a database containing manuscripts of Gustave Flaubert (1821– 1880), the famous French novelist, reports about 62% accuracy while dating the manuscripts within a range of five calendar years with respect to their exact year of writing.
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Uptal Garain, Uptal Garain, S. K. Parui, S. K. Parui, T. Paquet, T. Paquet, L. Heutte, L. Heutte, } "Machine dating of manuscripts written by an individual," Journal of Electronic Imaging 17(1), 011012 (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2891333 . Submission:

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