Handwriting recognition is the ability of a computer to receive and interpret intelligible handwritten input. The image of the written text may be sensed from a piece of paper by optical scanning (optical character recognition). Alternatively, the movements of the pen tip may be sensed by a pen-based computer screen surface. Handwriting recognition principally entails optical character recognition (OCR). A complete handwriting recognition system also handles formatting, performs correct segmentation into characters and finds the most plausible words.
The elements of an on-line handwriting recognition interface typically include:
Useful resources for handwriting recognition
- Using a tablet PC with handwriting recognition software (Source: Microsoft)
- Handwriting recognition in Vista. Vista handwriting is incredible . . . according to one impressed user. Read his comments . . .
Vista handwriting recognition in practice: Handwriting recognition and Microsoft Office (using a whiteboard) Math recognition using Silverlight and Google: What is Microsoft Silverlight? Installing and setting up Silverlight (Microsoft video)
Also have a look at Touchscreens and Tablet PCs