User-directed sketch interpretation
Author(s)Notowidigdo, Matthew J. (Matthew Joseph), 1981-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Robert C. Miller.
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I present a novel approach to creating structured diagrams (such as flow charts and object diagrams) by combining an off-line sketch recognition system with the user interface of a traditional structured graphics editor. The system, called UDSI (user-directed sketch interpretation), aims to provide drawing freedom by allowing the user to sketch entirely off-line using a pure pen-and-paper interface. The results of the drawing can then be presented to UDSI, which recognizes shapes and lines and text areas that the user can then polish as desired. The system can infer multiple interpretations for a given sketch, to aid during the user's polishing stage. The UDSI program offers three novel features. First, it implements a greedy algorithm for determing alternative interpretations of the user's original pen drawing. Second, it introduces a user interface for selecting from these multiple candidate interpretations. Third, it implements a circle recognizer using a novel circle-detection algorithm and combines it with other hand-coded recognizers to provide a robust sketch recognition system.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-92).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.