Advances in Handwriting Drawings
a multidisciplinary approach



ISBN 2-909285-02-2 - 582 Pages - Prix 82 Euros




This volume is a contribution to the effort of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS) which aims at facilitating the communication between investigators in the entire area of handwriting and drawing. As such, it presents a wide range of studies on these topics.

The published selection results from a rigourous choice out of about one hundred presentations made at the 6th International IGS Conference on Handwriting and Drawing which was held in Paris in July 1993. This book is primarily addressed to researchers involved in handwriting and drawing who wish to increase their knowledge of these topics and to take advantage both of the experimental procedures and results, and of the models which are developped inside and outside their own area of investigation. It futhermore aims at an audience of scientists who are working in the various disciplines represented in the sections of this volume, for whom human graphic action may become a new topic of investigation. Finally, the book presents many new developments which are directly related to applications in education, remediation, forensic science, and pattern recognition. It therefore has a great potential appeal to professionals working in these applied areas.


Sommaire / Contents

Part I: Automatic processing of handwriting

On-line character recognition with parallel neural networks
Eveline J. Bellegarda, Jérome R. Bellegarda, Jin H. Kim

On-line handwriting recognition using statistical mixtures
Eveline J. Bellegarda, Jérome R. Bellegarda, David Nahamoo, Krishna S. Nathan

Extracting text lines in handwritten documents by perceptual grouping
Laurence Likforman-Sulem, Claudie Faure

Recognition of Arabic handwriting
Katerin Romeo-Pakker, Abderrahim Ameur, Christian Olivier, Yves Lecourtier

Dynamic cursive script recognition: A hybrid approach
Robert Powalka, Nasser Sherkat, Lindsay Evett, Robert Whitrow

Handwriting recognition. An example of perception and action coupling.
Sabine Ploux

Incremental building of an allograph lexicon
Laurent Duneau, Bernadette Dorizziv

Handwriting recognition based on the human reading process
Colin A. Higgins, Paul E. Bramall

Introduction of letter height in HMM for on-line handwriting word recognition
Sophie Bercu, Bernard Delyon

Cursive script recognition by backward matching
Eric Lecolinet

Handwriting recognition using semantic information
Tony G. Rose, Lindsay J. Evett


Part II: Development

Psychomotor development of handwriting: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study
Bouwien C.M. Smits Engelsman, Gerard P. Van Galen, Stanley J. Portier

An interactive handwriting teaching aid
Pascal Carrières, Réjean Plamondon

Relations between linguistic wordgroups and writing
Nils Svik, Oddvar Arntzen, Marit Samuelstuen, Mette Heggberget

Developmental trends of fine motor performance in primary school children: a kinematic analysis
Bea J.M. Kosterman, Paul S.H. Westzaan, Piet C.W. Van Wieringen

Tracing, copying and memory execution of a complex geometric figure by 11-year-old children and adults: coordination of vision and representation
René Baldy, Jean-Francisque Chatillon

Hierarchy among graphic production rules: a developmental approach
Annie Vinter

Functional graphic representation: pictures and symbols
Margaret Martlew, Angela Sorsby


Part III: Motor control

Multiple adaptations to externally controlled progression velocity in handwriting
Arnold J.W.M. Thomassen, Ruud G.J. Meulenbroek, Arjan B. M. Lelivelt

A model for the generation of virtual targets in trajectory formation
Pietro Morasso, Vittorio Sanguineti, Toshio Tsuji

A model of limb segment coordination in drawing behaviour
Ruud Meulenbroek, David Rosenbaum, Arnold J.W.M. Thomassen, Loukia Loukopoulos

Analysis of the parameter dependence of handwriting generation models on movement characteristics
Adel M. Alimi, Réjean Plamondon

Visual perception of motor anticipation in the time course of handwriting
Sonia Kandel, Jean-Pierre Orliaguet, Louis-Jean Boë

The influence of syllabic structure in handwriting and typing production
Pascal Zesiger, Jean-Pierre Orliaguet, Louis-Jean Boë, Pierre Mounoud

On the interdependance of motor programming and feedback processing in handwriting
Gerard P. Van Galen, Hans-Leo Teulings, Jan Sanders

Effects of a secondary, auditory task on graphic aiming movements
Arend W. A. Van Gemmert, Gerard P. Van Galen


Part IV: Clinical aspects

Treatment of writer's cramp. Kinematics measures as an assessment tool for planning and evaluation training procedures
Norbert Mai , Christian Marquardt

Effects of short-term physiotherapy on the handwriting proficiency of clumsy children
Marina M. Schoemaker, Jan M.H. Schellekens, Alex F. Kalverboer

Figure copying and retardation in depression
Wouter Hulstijn, Hanneke I.A.J. Van Mier, Jacques J.M.
Van Hoof

Improving the predictive validity of geometric-design copying tasks on instruments used to evaluate school readiness
Marvin. L. Simner

Forensic analysis of handwriting in multiple personality disorder
Bonnie L. Schwid, Lynn Wilson Marks


Part V: Cultural and social aspects

Slowly and rapidly produced handwriting forgeries
Petra E.C. Halder-Sinn Thought, language and handwriting: what can we guess from literary drafts?
Jacques Anis

Some contour features in medieval scripts: a preliminary study
John B. Friedman

Création oui, imposition non - Caractères éphémères dans la longue histoire de l'écriture chinoise
Shun-Chiu Yau, Françoise Bottero

Evolution de l'interconnection entre l'oral et l'écrit dans les écritures libyco-berbères
Jeannine Drouin





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