Pen-based visitor registration system (PENGUIN)

N. Matid, D. Henderson, Y. Le Cun, Y. Bengio

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We describe a new electronic pen-based visitors registration system (PENGUIN) whose goal is to expand and modernize the visitor sign-in procedure at Bell Laboratories. The system uses a pen-interface (i.e. tablet-display) in what is essentially a form filling application. Our pen-interface is coupled with a powerful and accurate on-line handwriting recognition module. A database of AT employees (the visitors' hosts) and country names is used to check the recognition module outputs, in order to find the best match. The system provides assistance to the guard at one of the guard stations in routing visitors to their hosts. All the entered data are stored electronically. Initial testing shows that PENGUIN system performs reliably and with high accuracy. It retrieves the correct host name with 97% accuracy and the correct visitors citizenship with 99% accuracy. The system is robust and easy to use for both visitors and guards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 1994
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0818664053
StatePublished - 1994
Event28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 1994 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 31 1994Nov 2 1994

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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