Title

OCRSpell: An Interactive Spelling Correction System for OCR Errors in Text

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2001

Publication Title

International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition

Volume

3

Issue

3

First page number:

125

Last page number:

137

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a spelling correction system designed specifically for OCR-generated text that selects candidate words through the use of information gathered from multiple knowledge sources. This system for text correction is based on static and dynamic device mappings, approximate string matching, and n-gram analysis. Our statistically based, Bayesian system incorporates a learning feature that collects confusion information at the collection and document levels. An evaluation of the new system is presented as well.

Keywords

Error correction; Information retrieval; OCR-Spell checkers; Scanning

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/PL00013558

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