Calligraphy Generation Using Deformable Contours

Lisong WANG  Lifeng HE  Tsuyoshi NAKAMURA  Atsuko MUTOH  Hidenori ITOH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E82-D   No.6   pp.1066-1073
Publication Date: 1999/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Processing,Computer Graphics and Pattern Recognition
calligraphy generation,  deformable contour,  regularization,  font,  g-snake,  

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This paper considers the problem of generating various calligraphy from some sample fonts. Our method is based on the deformable contour model g-snake. By representing the outline of each stroke of a character with a g-snake, we cast the generation problem into global and local deformation of g-snake under different control parameters, where the local deformation obeys the energy minimization principle of regularization technique. The base values of the control parameters are learned from given sample fonts. The experimental results on alphabet and Japanese characters Hiragana show such processing as a reasonable method for generating calligraphy.