Venu Govindaraju

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The automatic recognition of text on scanned images has enabled many applications such as searching for words in large volumes of documents, automatic sorting of postal mail, and convenient editing of previously printed documents. The domain of handwriting in the Arabic script presents unique technical challenges and has been addressed more recently than(More)
Contrary to popular belief, despite decades of research in fingerprints, reliable fingerprint recognition is still an open problem. Extracting features out of poor quality prints is the most challenging problem faced in this area. This paper introduces a new approach for fingerprint enhancement based on short time Fourier transform (STFT) Analysis. STFT is(More)
In this paper, we address the security of multimodal biometric systems when one of the modes is successfully spoofed. We propose two novel fusion schemes that can increase the security of multimodal biometric systems. The first is an extension of the likelihood ratio based fusion scheme and the other uses fuzzy logic. Besides the matching score and sample(More)
Matching incomplete or partial fingerprints continues to be an important challenge today, despite the advances made in fingerprint identification techniques. While the introduction of compact silicon chip-based sensors that capture only part of the fingerprint has made this problem important from a commercial perspective, there is also considerable interest(More)
Contrary to popular belief, despite decades of research in fingerprints, reliable fingerprint recognition is an open problem. Extracting features out of poor quality prints is the most challening problem faced in this area. This paper introduces a new approach for fingerprint enhancement based on Short Time Fourier Transform(STFT) Analysis. STFT is a well(More)
A fast method of handwritten word recognition suitable for real time applications is presented in this paper. Preprocessing, segmentation and feature extraction are implemented using a chain code representation of the word contour. Dynamic matching between characters of a lexicon entry and segment(s) of the input word image is used to rank the lexicon(More)
In this paper we investigated how Half-Against-Half Support Vector Machine (HAH-SVM) succeed in the classification of the benthic macroinvertebrate images. Automated taxa identification of benthic macroinvertebrates is a slightly researched area and in this paper HAH-SVM was for the first time applied to this application area. The main problem in HAH-SVM is(More)
ÐThe Holistic paradigm in handwritten word recognition treats the word as a single, indivisible entity and attempts to recognize words from their overall shape, as opposed to their character contents. In this survey, we have attempted to take a fresh look at the potential role of the Holistic paradigm in handwritten word recognition. The survey begins with(More)
A new text line location and separation algorithm for complex handwritten documents is proposed. The algorithm is based on the application of a fuzzy directional runlength. The proposed technique was tested on a variety of complex handwritten document images including postal parcel images and historical handwritten documents such as Newton's and Galileo's(More)
The analysis of images of printed pages of text is considered. Since printed text can be viewed as textured line, the use of the Hough transform for detecting straight lines is proposed as an analysis tool. Methods for handling several discretization problems that arise in mapping the rectangular image space to the (ρ, Θ) accumulator array are described.(More)