Handwriting recognition

AraPen


is UNIQUE. It is the first software in the world that reads natural Arabic handwriting in real-time. It is astoundingly fast, reads cursive (joined up) writing and does not need training on the part of the user.

The software is designed to run on PDAs, PCs (using any number of low cost tablets) and on Tablet PCs.

The software is in B release and public release will be in June 2003. Watch the demo 


The software offers the following world's first features:

  • Reading of cursive script - it accommodates joined up letters as well as single letters
  • Reliable - high recognition success rates
  • No training of software needed - works straight out of the box
  • Intuitive and Easy to use - letters can be written as if on paper. Dots and dashes can be written in any order
  • Fast processing - recognised complete words in a fraction of second
  • Versatile - connects to any application or active window
  • Runs on different platforms - PCs, Pocket PCs, PDA, Tablet PC
  • Can be integrated - an SDK will be available for integrators and manufacturers of hand-held devices and can search Arabic/ bilingual databases

The output can be accepted by any active application running on the machine

Although there is no need for training, there is a facility to let the user define new shapes to represent shortcuts to words or whole sentences