Segmentation Based Urdu Nastalique OCR

@inproceedings{Javed2013SegmentationBU,
  title={Segmentation Based Urdu Nastalique OCR},
  author={Sobia Tariq Javed and Sarmad Hussain},
  booktitle={CIARP},
  year={2013}
}
Urdu Language is written in Nastalique writing style, which is highly cursive, context sensitive and is difficult to process as only the last character in its ligature resides on the baseline. This paper focuses on the development of OCR using Hidden Markov Model and rule based post-processor. The recognizer gets the main body (without diacritics) as input and recognizes the corresponding ligature. Accuracy of the system is 92.73% for printed and then scanned document images at 36 font size. 
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