## Experimental Evaluation of an on-line Scribble Recognizer (2001)

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@ARTICLE{Fonseca01experimentalevaluation,

author = {Manuel J. Fonseca and Joaquim A. Jorge and Rovisco Pais},

title = {Experimental Evaluation of an on-line Scribble Recognizer},

journal = {Pattern Recognition Letters},

year = {2001},

volume = {22},

pages = {1311--1319}

}

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We present a fast, simple and compact approach to recognize scribbles (multi-stroke geometric shapes) drawn with a stylus on a digitizing tablet. Regardless of size, rotation and number of strokes, our method identifies the most common shapes used in drawings, allowing for dashed, continuous or overlapping strokes. Our method combines temporal adjacency, Fuzzy Logic and geometric features to classify scribbles with measured recognition rates over 97%. Key words: On-line Shape Recognition, Tools and Techniques, Fuzzy Logic, Multi-stroke Shapes, Experimental Evaluation 1

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