Optical character reader (OCR) misrecognition is a serious problem when searching against OCR-scanned documents in databases such as digital libraries. This paper proposes fuzzy retrieval methods for English text that contains errors in the recognized text without cor-recting the errors manually. Costs are thereby reduced. The proposed methods generate multiple search terms for each input query term based on probabilistic automata reflecting both error-occurrence probabilities and character-connection probabilities. Experimental results of test-set retrieval indicate that one of the proposed methods improves the recall rate from 95.56% to 97.88% at the cost of a decrease in precision rate from 100.00% to 95.52% with 20 expanded search terms.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)