author = "Freitas, Cinthia Oblanden de Almendra and Yacoubi, Abdenaim el and 
                         Fl{\'a}vio, Bortolozzi and Sabourin, Robert",
                title = "Brazilian bank check handwritten legal amount recognition",
                 year = "2000",
               editor = "Carvalho, Paulo Cezar Pinto and Walter, Marcelo",
                pages = "97--104",
         organization = "Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 13. 
            publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
              address = "Los Alamitos",
                 note = "The conference was held in Gramado, RS, Brazil, from October 17 to 
             keywords = "document image processing, bank check handwritten word 
                         recognition, bank cheque, hidden markov models, global word 
                         analysis, feature extraction, database.",
             abstract = "This paper presents a system that is being developed for the 
                         recognition of the handwritten legal amount in Brazilian bank 
                         checks. Our strategy used to approach the handwritten legal amount 
                         recognition problem puts on evidence the keywords: {"}mil{"}, 
                         {"}reals/real{"}, {"}centavos/centavo{"} which are almost always 
                         present in each amount. The recognizer, based on hidden markov 
                         models, does a global word analysis, therefore, it does not carry 
                         out an explicit segmentation of words into characters or 
                         pseudo-characters. In this context, each word image is transformed 
                         into a sequence of observations using pre-processing and feature 
                         extraction stages. Our system, when tested on our database 
                         simulating Brazilian bank checks, shows the viability of our 
  conference-location = "Gramado, RS, Brazil",
      conference-year = "October",
         organisation = "SBC - Brazilian Computer Society",
           targetfile = "97-104.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "2020, Nov. 29"