Nicola Nobile

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A new large Urdu handwriting database, which includes isolated digits, numeral strings with/without decimal points, five special symbols, 44 isolated characters, 57 Urdu words (mostly financial related), and Urdu dates in different patterns, was designed at Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI). It is the first database for Urdu(More)
This paper presents the work toward developing a new comprehensive database for Arabic off-line handwriting recognition. The database includes: isolated Indian digits, numerical strings, Arabic isolated letters, and a collection of 70 Arabic words. Also, the database includes a free format sample of an Arabic date. A data entry form was designed to collect(More)
Since the Urdu language has more isolated letters than Arabic and Farsi, a research on Urdu handwritten word is desired. This is a novel approach to use the compound features and a Support Vector Machine (SVM) in offline Urdu word recognition. Due to the cursive style in Urdu, a classification using a holistic approach is adapted efficiently. Compound(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) caused by Clostridium difficile toxin A (TcdA) lead to severe ulceration, inflammation and bleeding of the colon, and are difficult to treat. AIM The study aimed to evaluate the effect of rifaximin on TcdA-induced apoptosis in intestinal epithelial cells and investigate the role of PXR in its mechanism of(More)
We propose a novel word spotting system for Urdu words within handwritten text lines. Spatial information of diacritics is integrated to the detection of the main connected components in candidate words generation. An Urdu word recognition system is effectively designed and applied to classify the candidate words. In this word recognition system, compound(More)
In this paper, we present the creation of the first comprehensive database for research and development on handwritten recognition of Dari language. This new handwritten database consists of many aspects of Dari scripts such as: handwritten isolated characters, isolated digits, numeral strings of various lengths, many words/terms, dates, and some special(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Angiogenesis is emerging as a pivotal process in chronic inflammatory pathologies, promoting immune infiltration and prompting carcinogenesis. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD) represent paradigmatic examples of intestinal chronic inflammatory conditions in which the process of neovascularization correlates with the(More)