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Recent advances in on-line data capturing technologies and its widespread deployment in devices like PDAs and notebook PCs is creating large amounts of handwritten data that need to be archived and retrieved efficiently. Word-spotting, which is based on a direct comparison of a handwritten keyword to words in the document, is commonly used for indexing and(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 dis-criminative model for classification of strokes. Such an approach can seamlessly integrate(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)
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)
Concerns on widespread use of biometric authentication systems are primarily centered around template security, revocability, and privacy. The use of cryptographic primitives to bolster the authentication process can alleviate some of these concerns as shown by biometric cryptosystems. In this paper, we propose a <i>provably secure</i> and <i>blind</i>(More)