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Libraries and other institutions are interested in providing access to scanned versions of their large collections of handwritten historical manuscripts on electronic media. Convenient access to a collection requires an index, which is manually created at great labour and expense. Since current handwriting recognizers do not perform well on historical documents, a technique called word spotting has been developed: clusters with occurrences of the same word in a collection are established usingdoi:10.1109/cvpr.2003.1211511 dblp:conf/cvpr/RathM03 fatcat:6vgqtmx2rjcv5k2vxaaqyvubda