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The paper presents a two stage classification approach for handwritten Devanagari characters. The first stage is using structural properties like shirorekha, spine in character and second stage exploits some intersection features of characters which are fed to a feedforward neural network. Simple histogram based method does not work for finding shirorekha,(More)
This paper deals with a new method for recognition of offline Handwritten non-compound Devnagari Characters in two stages. It uses two well known and established pattern recognition techniques: one using neural networks and the other one using minimum edit distance. Each of these techniques is applied on different sets of characters for recognition. In the(More)
—In this paper a scheme for offline Handwritten Devnagari Character Recognition is proposed, which uses different feature extraction methodologies and recognition algorithms. The proposed system assumes no constraints in writing style or size. First the character is preprocessed and features namely : Chain code histogram and moment invariant features are(More)
Classification methods based on learning from examples have been widely applied to character recognition from the 1990s and have brought forth significant improvements of recognition accuracies. This class of methods includes statistical methods, artificial neural networks, support vector machines (SVM), multiple classifier combination, etc. In this paper,(More)
In this paper, we present an OCR for handwritten Devnagari characters. Basic symbols are recognized by neural classifier. We have used four feature extraction techniques namely, intersection, shadow feature, chain code histogram and straight line fitting features. Shadow features are computed globally for character image while intersection features, chain(More)
— Regular expressions are extremely useful, because they allow us to work with text in terms of patterns. They are considered the most sophisticated means of performing operations such as string searching, manipulation, validation, and formatting in all applications that deal with text data. Character recognition problem scenarios in sequence analysis that(More)
Due to the limitations in single layer ANN researchers started losing interest in ANN during 1970s. Later on the development of multiple layer neural networks led to the development of many efficient techniques to recognize hand written/printed characters with great accuracies and also making the technology complex and costly. In this paper an effort was(More)
In this paper a method for recognition of handwritten devanagari characters is described. Here, feature vector is constituted by accumulated directional gradient changes in different segments, number of intersections points for the character, type of spine present and type of shirorekha present in the character. One Multi-layer Perceptron with(More)
Optical character recognition is a vital task in the field of pattern recognition. English character recognition has been extensively studied by many researchers but in case of Indian languages which are complicated; the research work is very limited. Devanagari is an indian script used by huge number of indian people. Devanagari forms the basis for several(More)