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Towards a parser for mathematical formula recognition. (English) Zbl 1188.68284
Borwein, Jonathan M. (ed.) et al., Mathematical knowledge management. 5th international conference, MKM 2006, Wokingham, UK, August 11–12, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-37104-4/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4108. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 139-151 (2006).
Summary: For the transfer of mathematical knowledge from paper to electronic form, the reliable automatic analysis and understanding of mathematical texts is crucial. A robust system for this task needs to combine low level character recognition with higher level structural analysis of mathematical formulas. We present progress towards this goal by extending a database-driven optical character recognition system for mathematics with two high level analysis features. One extends and enhances the traditional approach of projection profile cutting. The second aims at integrating the recognition process with graph grammar rewriting by giving support to the interactive construction and validation of grammar rules. Both approaches can be successfully employed to enhance the capabilities of our system to recognise and reconstruct compound mathematical expressions.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1114.68004].

68T30 Knowledge representation
68Q42 Grammars and rewriting systems
68T10 Pattern recognition, speech recognition
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