Recognition method and system

  • US 8,050,500 B1
  • Filed: 07/06/2007
  • Issued: 11/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method (30) of recognizing handwriting input, comprising the steps of:

  • a) providing (32) a database of characters to be recognized, wherein characters are defined by a sequence of written reference strokes;

    b) acquiring (34) written spatiotemporal input from a user in the form of discrete input strokes;

    c) comparing (36) the discrete input strokes to the database of characters to obtain a comparison result; and

    d) selecting and updating (38) a plurality of candidate character sequences based on (i) the comparison result and (ii) a candidate character sequence history derived from at least two sequential strokes previously acquired in step b, wherein the candidate character sequence history comprises a plurality of candidate characters.

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