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Context-Bounded Refinement Filter Algorithm: Improving Recognizer Accuracy of Handwriting in Clock Drawing Test
Hyungsin Kim, Young Suk Cho, Ellen Yi-Luen Do

Last modified: 2010-07-07


Early detection of cognitive impairment can prevent or delay the progress of cognitive dysfunction. In the field of neurology, the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) is one of the most popular instruments for detecting cognitive impairment. This paper presents the development of the ClockReader system, a computerized Clock Drawing Test. The main function of the system is to automate error handling in handwriting recognition. Since the ClockReader is a screening tool for dementia, it is not desirable to ask the users to fix their input errors in the drawing of either numbers or characters. Therefore, we propose a simple machine learning technique, context-bounded refinement filter algorithm. With trial experiments, we prove that this simple algorithm improves the recognizer accuracy of handwriting in clock drawings up to 88%.


Sketch recognition; digit recognition; Clock Drawing Test

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