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Text Entry Systems by Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, I. Scott MacKenzie

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CHAPTER 6

English Language Handwriting Recognition Interfaces

Charles C. Tappert and Sung-Hyuk Cha,     Pace University, New York, NY, USA

6.1 INTRODUCTION

Handwriting has been an excellent means of communication and documentation for thousands of years, and this chapter deals with handwriting recognition as a method of entering text into a computer. Handwriting is a learned skill, but because it has a long history and is learned in early school years, many consider it more natural than the alternative learned skill of text entry by either standard or virtual keyboards. Nevertheless, keyboarding is usually considerably faster than handwriting recognition of standard alphabets (Zhai & Kristensson, 2003). With the increase in text entry on ...

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