This paper propose an efficient way of visualising handwritten script signs based on their similarity. The image below to the left shows how the number one from the MNIST dataset has been clustered and visualised as small islands.  The image to the right shows a heat map of each island and one can clearly see that each cluster contains the number  ‘1’ written with different slant.  

We believe that such a tool can be valuable for researcher in the filed of palaeography, for analysing different scribes etc.

  • Creating an Atlas over Handwritten Script Signs.
    A. Hast, L. Mårtensson, E. Vats. R. Heil.
    Proceedings of Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries (DHN), Extended Abstract. 2019.
   author = {Hast, Anders and M{\aa}rtensson, Lasse and Vats, Ekta and Heil, Raphaela},
   booktitle = {Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries : },
   institution = {Uppsala University, Division of Visual Information and Interaction},
   institution = {Uppsala University, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction},
   title = {Creating an Atlas over Handwritten Script Signs},
   year = {2019}

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