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Daniel Martín-Albo, Réjean Plamondon, Enrique Vidal. Training of On-line Handwriting Text Recognizers with Synthetic Text Generated Using the Kinematic Theory of Rapid Human Movements. Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, 2014. pp. 543-548.

A method for automatic generation of synthetic handwritten words is presented which is based in the Kinematic Theory and its Sigma-lognormal model. To generate a new synthetic sample, first a real word is modelled using the Sigma- lognormal model. Then the Sigma-lognormal parameters are randomly perturbed within a range, introducing human-like variations in the sample. Finally, the velocity function is recalculated taking into account the new parameters. The synthetic words are then used as training data for a Hidden Markov Model based on-line handwritten recognizer. The experimental results confirm the great potential of the Kinematic Theory of rapid human movements applied to writer adaptation.