Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shapecatcher

Here's a cool tool I stumbled across reading John Cook's blog -- Shape Catcher looks up Unicode value from a drawing of a character.

Apparently it uses Shape Context features.

This motivated me to put together another dataset, unlike notMNIST this focuses on the tail end of Unicode, this is 370k bitmaps representing 29k Unicode values, grouped by Unicode

1 comment:

f3lix said...

Reminds me a lot of Detexify, which does the same for LaTeX symbols

http://detexify.kirelabs.org

-felix