Google to get a handle on handwriting


Pete writes "The Register has this on Google's latest project, dwriting_project/ Google is funding research aimed at making handwritten documents searchable. The Dublin City University project is a rare external collaboration for Google, which in the past has preferred to simply buy in the expertise it needs."


The handwriting recognition software can decipher George Washington's handwriting? Well, whoop de do; let's see it figure out prescriptions that doctors write.For that matter, maybe we should hire a team of pharmacists for our digital libraries.