The Linotype Font Identifier

“The Linotype Font Identifier uses an expert system to enable an untrained user to identify a typeface. With several thousand typefaces in common use, matc

“The Linotype Font Identifier uses an expert system to enable an untrained user to identify a typeface. With several thousand typefaces in common use, matching an existing sample or selecting an appropriate typeface for a piece of work can involve hours of trial and error, searching through type catalogues. Now with the Linotype Font Identifier, finding a font is easy. The Linotype Font Identifier identifies a typeface by asking a series of simple questions, using an expert system that adapts its questions to find the answer in the shortest possible number of steps. For example it can identify a typical typeface, such as Palatino, in about ten questions. The system is being expanded to incorporate new typefaces as they are added to the Linotype Library.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE