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Date: 20 Apr 2005 18:19:39
From: Jon Haskel
Subject: Scan of Handwritten Notation
Is there a program that will allow you to scan a handwritten scoresheet and
automatically produce a pgn file from the scan?

Jon Haskel






 
Date: 01 May 2005 15:11:36
From: Vincent Diepeveen
Subject: Re: Scan of Handwritten Notation
I tried recognizing chess notation with the best OCR programs there are, not
too long ago.

It was complete disaster. They are all knowledge dependant trained. they do
not know the chess notations and symantics.

It's disaster to recognize chess type stuff with OCR.

Not even worth the effort for you to figure out.

Additional another major problem is paper quality.

Characters do not even get read from cheap paper quality.

90% of all chess books are from cheap paper quality.

Now we didn't adress the issue yet of handwritten chess notation.

My experiments were with printed books.

So i really advice you to enter them by hand, OCR requires far more work to
be corrected than to enter the entire game by hand.

Vincent
www.diep3d.com

"Jon Haskel" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> Is there a program that will allow you to scan a handwritten scoresheet
> and automatically produce a pgn file from the scan?
>
> Jon Haskel
>




 
Date: 25 Apr 2005 15:02:55
From: Anders Thulin
Subject: Re: Scan of Handwritten Notation
Jon Haskel wrote:
> Is there a program that will allow you to scan a handwritten scoresheet and
> automatically produce a pgn file from the scan?

Not that I know. The only software I know that does(did?) a good job
of manuscript material is/was held by a company in Jersey, who required you
to send them the material.

Most commercial OCR software is designed for printed or typed text, not
handwritten.

--
Anders Thulin ath*algonet.se http://www.algonet.se/~ath


 
Date: 24 Apr 2005 23:45:27
From: SW
Subject: Re: Scan of Handwritten Notation
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 18:19:39 -0400, "Jon Haskel"
<[email protected] > wrote:

>Is there a program that will allow you to scan a handwritten scoresheet and
>automatically produce a pgn file from the scan?

ANy good OCR program will do this BUT the writing has to be written
down neatly so the scan program does a good job.
>
>Jon Haskel
>



 
Date: 21 Apr 2005 13:02:15
From: mrlount
Subject: Re: Scan of Handwritten Notation
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Jon Haskel wrote:

> Is there a program that will allow you to scan a handwritten scoresheet
> and automatically produce a pgn file from the scan?
>
> Jon Haskel



It is possible, but I don't know of any software specifically for this
purpose.

It can using character recognition software to produce a machine
understandable copy of your game. This would then have to be parsed,
probably by a second piece of software, to produce the pgn file.

The parsing is pretty simple, it's the character recognition that's a bit
difficult, especially if you've scanned handwriting.

In short, it's probably not worth the effort, but if you want to have a go,
try http://tev.itc.it/OCR/ResearchProjects.html as a starting point.

Regards

Chris Lount


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