Handwriting recognition is a field of artificial intelligence that has been significantly developed since its origin in the 1980s. In general, our interest in handwriting recognition can be brought down to the basics of computers recognizing symbols. Many handwriting systems are based on a stylus, but our system could use the normal computer mouse to create the symbols. If this topic reveals itself to be too simple (it seems very unlikely), we could research topics in optical character recognition (OCR) and interpretation of symbols in a pre-drawn image. Handwriting recognition faces problems with recognition of specific letters in a set of letters that are seemingly connected and with the greatly varying styles of handwriting. In early Palm Pilot systems, handwriting recognition was carried out through a separate handwriting system called Graffiti to normalize this. At very least, it would seem possible to implement a system like this in which symbols are taken in one at a time.
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- Paul Cantrell and Max Abrams: Handwriting Recognition Final