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Hi Fabrizio
I have data but I need to.find time to scan it. Will try my best
Maria
On 4 Nov 2013 13:51, "Fabrizio Borgia" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Valerie,
> we are absolutely in no rush, since we are still developing the OGR
> engine, and it is still far from complete.
> As soon as the new material arrives, I'll be happy to run some tests and
> show you the result!
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> 2013/10/31 Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
>
>> SignWriting List
>> October 31, 2013
>>
>> Hello All, Fabrizio, and the OGR Team in Toulouse, France ;-)
>>
>> Happy to meet you all -
>>
>> Thank you for this important email, and I am very happy to know about
>> your project. I want you to know that I have not forgotten you…but have
>> been waiting for a quiet moment to be able to concentrate and to provide
>> you with all the feedback and materials you need…So you are in my thoughts,
>> and a real answer is coming -  All is well here… Just have to take one step
>> at a time… I look forward to more communication this weekend - Val ;-)
>>
>> ---------
>>
>>
>> On Oct 29, 2013, at 9:13 AM, Fabrizio Borgia <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Dear All,
>> I'd like to take a moment to explain the work of my team (Université
>> Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, Computer Science Department - "Sapienza"
>> University of Rome) in the latest few years.
>> We are working at a *Optical Glyph Recogition* (OGR) engine for
>> SignWriting.
>>
>> Well, OGR sounds very much like OCR (which is Optical Character
>> Recognition) because they both share the same goal: *the conversion of
>> images of text into characters*. In the OGR case, the characters are the
>> glyphs.
>> Apart from the goal, OGR and OCR have very little in common. The design
>> and the implementation of our application is somewhat different from the
>> standard OCR design, because we are facing different problems, and
>> different datasets.
>>
>> We know that there's a huge amount of handwritten SW corpora, scattered
>> around the world, and we believe that they carry an invaluable knowledge,
>> both for the Deaf Community, and for the Research Community. Our goal is to
>> make them digital, to *empower their diffusion*, and to *ensure a
>> long-lasting existence* for them.
>>
>> After a very, very thorough design phase, we are developing the OGR
>> application (and, in confidence, we are about halfway to go) and *soon
>> we will release a footage showing our software in action*.
>>
>> To make our OGR stronger, we need to test it with diffrent datasets (SW
>> texts, pages, etc.) we need your help, dear SW list!
>>
>>
>> *We need any kind of handwritten SW texts, in any digital image format. *
>>
>> *Optionally, we'd like them to be:*
>>
>>    - *written in columns*
>>    -
>> *whithout any segmentation (annotation lines, squares, etc.) from one
>>    sign to the following one *
>>
>> Anyone can send us some material (even spare pages will DEFINITLEY do) or
>> point us in the right direction?
>> Thanks in advance for your time, from Rome!
>>
>> --
>> Fabrizio Borgia, M.D.
>>
>> Ph.D. Student
>> Sapienza - Università di Roma
>> Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
>>
>> O&M SW Engineering Intern
>> SERCO S.p.A.
>>
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> Fabrizio Borgia, M.D.
>
> Ph.D. Student
> Sapienza - Università di Roma
> Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
>
> O&M SW Engineering Intern
> SERCO S.p.A.
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