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— A novel approach for recognition of handwritten compound Bangla characters, along with the Basic characters of Bangla alphabet, is presented here. Compared to English like Roman script, one of the major stumbling blocks in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of handwritten Bangla script is the large number of complex shaped character classes of Bangla(More)
The work presents the results of an investigation conducted to compare the performances of the Multi Layer Perceptron (MLP) and the Nearest Neighbor (NN) classi-fier for handwritten numeral recognition problem. The comparison is drawn in terms of the recognition performance and the computational requirements of the individual classi-fiers. The results show(More)
Keyphrases provide a simple way of describing a document, giving the reader some clues about its contents. Keyphrases can be useful in a various applications such as retrieval engines, browsing interfaces, thesaurus construction, text mining etc.. There are also other tasks for which keyphrases are useful, as we discuss in this paper. This paper describes a(More)
In this paper, we have described the preparation of a benchmark database for research on off-line Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of document images of handwritten Bangla text and Bangla text mixed with English words. This is the first handwritten database in this area, as mentioned above, available as an open source document. As India is a(More)