Anoop M. Namboodiri

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Automatic identification of handwritten script facilitates many important applications such as automatic transcription of multilingual documents and search for documents on the Web containing a particular script. The increase in usage of handheld devices which accept handwritten input has created a growing demand for algorithms that can efficiently analyze(More)
Widespread use of surveillance cameras in offices and other business establishments, pose a significant threat to the privacy of the employees and visitors. The challenge of introducing privacy and security in such a practical surveillance system has been stifled by the enormous computational and communication overhead required by the solutions. In this(More)
We propose an approach to restore severely degraded document images using a probabilistic context model. Unlike traditional approaches that use previously learned prior models to restore an image, we are able to learn the text model from the degraded document itself, making the approach independent of script, font, style, etc. We model the contextual(More)
Authentication of digital documents is an important concern as digital documents are replacing the traditional paper-based documents for official and legal purposes. This is especially true in the case of documents that are exchanged over the Internet, which could be accessed and modified by intruders. The most popular methods used for authentication of(More)
A document image is composed of a variety of physical entities or regions such as text blocks, lines, words, figures, tables, and background. We could also assign functional or logical labels such as sentences, titles, captions, author names, and addresses to some of these regions. The process of document structure and layout analysis tries to decompose a(More)
A palmprint based authentication system that can work with a multipurpose camera in uncontrolled circumstances, such as those mounted on a laptop, mobile device or those for surveillance, can dramatically increase the applicability of such a system. However, the performance of existing techniques for palmprint authentication fall considerably, when the(More)
We present a complete online handwritten character recognition system for Indian languages that handles the ambiguities in segmentation as well as recognition of the strokes. The recognition is based on a generative model of handwriting formation, coupled with a discriminative model for classification of strokes. Such an approach can seamlessly integrate(More)