A constraint solving web service for a handwritten Japanese historical kana reprint support system

Kazuki Sando, Tetsuya Suzuki, Akira Aiba

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Abstract

Reading Japanese historical manuscripts is one of the first steps for researching Japanese classical literature. It is, however, difficult and time-consuming even for Japanese people to read such manuscripts since they are handwritten in cursive style and may contain different characters from those currently used. We formulated the human process for reading Japanese historical manuscripts as a constraint satisfaction problem, and proposed a framework to assist the process. In this paper, we present a constraint solving Web service as a part of a system based on the framework. To realize the Web service, we added a Web service layer to our constraint solver previously implemented in Ruby as a UNIX command. Thanks to the loose coupling realized by the Web service, any programming language can be used for implementation of other parts of the whole system. We experimentally confirmed the solver as a Web service is faster than that as a UNIX command if both the solver and a client are connected to a same local area network. We finally summarized technical issues concerning the system based on the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgents and Artificial Intelligence - 10th International Conference, ICAART 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJaap van den Herik, Ana Paula Rocha
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages422-442
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783030054526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 2018 Jan 162018 Jan 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11352 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period18/1/1618/1/18

Keywords

  • Constraint solving
  • Historical document
  • Morphological analysis
  • Natural language processing
  • Reprint
  • Web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Sando, K., Suzuki, T., & Aiba, A. (2019). A constraint solving web service for a handwritten Japanese historical kana reprint support system. In J. van den Herik, & A. P. Rocha (Eds.), Agents and Artificial Intelligence - 10th International Conference, ICAART 2018, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 422-442). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11352 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05453-3_20