June 24–July 13, 2018

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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 13, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA


Matthew Chen

Class of 2017


Matthew Chen is an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. His major is electrical and computer engineering with a concentration in software systems and hardware systems, and he is also pursing a second major in computer science. He knows some C/C++ and a little about the Wolfram Language, Java, Python and Swift. He has won some awards in math competitions, such as the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament and the Stanford Math Tournament. In his spare time, he loves playing table tennis.

Computational Essay

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Project: OCR for Unicode Characters

Goal of the project:

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all Unicode characters

Summary of work:

OCR supporting eight major writing systems: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, Devanagari, Cyrillic, Japanese, Korean and Greek

Results and future work:

90% accuracy recognizing handwritten characters; train on more fonts, support more writing systems and ultimately all Unicode characters