PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE HUMAN RECOGNITION OF AMBIGUOUS CHARACTERS.

Yoichi Watanabe, Jiro Gyoba, Tadashi Hirata, Kinya Maruyama

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a method for quantitative analysis of the human recognition function in the discrimination of handwritten ambiguous characters. The authors developed this method from research on 'functional attributes' by Blesser et al. (1973). Hayashi's Quantification, Model II, was applied in order to extract the human discriminant function for recognition of ambiguous Japanese katakana letters. The obtained discriminant function could make highly reliable prediction regarding human ability to read labels of ambiguous letters, and the indices on features which contribute to the discrimination were obtained. The validity of this method was confirmed by various psychological experiments. Analysis using this method also quantitatively clarified the ingenious mode of human communication mediated by unconstrained handwritten letters. This method will contribute to the discrimination of other ambiguous characters among different letter sets, e. g. alphanumeric-kana or kanji-kana letters.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)509-515
    Number of pages7
    JournalTerebijon Gakkaishi/Journal of the Institute of Television Engineers of Japan
    Volume39
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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