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A BLSTM Network for Printed Bengali OCR System with High Accuracy

@article{Paul2019ABN,
  title={A BLSTM Network for Printed Bengali OCR System with High Accuracy},
  author={Debabrata Paul and Bidyut. B. Chaudhuri},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1908.08674}
}
This paper presents a printed Bengali and English text OCR system developed by us using a single hidden BLSTM-CTC architecture having 128 units. Here, we did not use any peephole connection and dropout in the BLSTM, which helped us in getting better accuracy. This architecture was trained by 47,720 text lines that include English words also. When tested over 20 different Bengali fonts, it has produced character level accuracy of 99.32% and word level accuracy of 96.65%. A good Indic multi… Expand
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