Copyright © Salman Burkie, 1995-1998. All Rights Reserved.
Andre Meyer's thesis on Pen Computing
"a technology overview and a vision". Multimedia Lab, Univ. of Zurich.
Originally published in ACM SIGCHI bulletin, July 1995. History, hardware,
handwriting recognition, mobility, paradigms, systems and products,
Center for Patt. Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI)
document processing and handwriting recognition at Concordia Univ.,
The InfoPad Project
hardware, software and mobile network support for a mobile portable
terminal. Dept. of EECS at U.C. Berkeley.
on handwriting recognition for the InfoPad.
of grad. student working on user interfaces/applications using handwriting
and speech recognition.
Fuzzy Online Handwriting Recognition System (FOHRES).
writer-independent on-line handwriting recognition.
Handwriting Recognition Engine API
from Sun Microsystems.
Handwriting Recognition Home Page
at the Univ. of Essex, U.K. Also
an "off-line" script and character recognition toolset.
ICR/OCR Character Recognition.
Kiosks: A Technological Overview (Los Alamos - 1995 paper)
Laboratory for Pen-based Computing and Visual Languages
at the Univ. of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Evaluation of pen-platforms, editors.
NICI Handwriting Recognition Group's Home Page
pen and mobile computing
page lists web journals, tablet/pen hardware, software, projects,
research reports and
on-line handwriting database and recognizer benchmarking project,
data and software
tools page has links to
Some links on the UNIPEN website also point to forensic handwriting
related stuff - for example
Handwriting in the U.K.
NPen++ Home Page
Interactive Systems Lab. - CMU and Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany).
Their goal "is to develop an on-line cursive handwriting recognition system".
The PAPYRUS Project
"pen-based application environments" - Univ. of Newcastle, U.K.
If the above url doesn't work, try
Perceptual Intelligence Lab, Bogazici Univ., Istanbul
From a SCRIB-L posting: optical and pen-based handwritten digit
recognition datasets -
(see readme and *.names files for info on datasets).
Some contributor pages:
Processor Architectures for Online Handwriting Recognition
".. codesign of a hardware processor architecture and software
environment for Online Handwriting Recognition (OHR), suitable
to the constraints of PDA platform .."
Rob Kassel's Home Page
Rob Kassel makes his thesis work at MIT on handwriting recognition
and handwriting data sets available at this site.
Wearable Computing Project at MIT Media Lab
WearComp.org, WearCam.org, UTWCHI, and Steve Mann's Home Page
This site represents: wearcomp.org, wearcam.org, Univ. of Toronto WearComp/HI
Lab. and Steve Mann's (wearable computers/bodysuits work at MIT)
Zhou's Pen Computing Home Page
based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, contains pointers to - Bibliography,
Vendors, Research Groups, Organizations, Conferences and Newsgroups.
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