Unconstrained handwritten character recognition based on fuzzy logic


Hanmandlu, M (2003) Unconstrained handwritten character recognition based on fuzzy logic. Pattern Recognition, 36 (3). pp. 603-623. ISSN 00313203

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This paper presents an innovative approach called box method for feature extraction for the recognition of handwritten characters. In this method, the binary image of the character is partitioned into a fixed number of subimages called boxes. The features consist of vector distance (gamma) from each box to a fixed point. To find gamma the vector distances of all the pixels, lying in a particular box, from the fixed point are calculated and added up and normalized by the number of pixels within that box. Here, both neural networks and fuzzy logic techniques are used for recognition and recognition rates are found to be around 97 percent using neural networks and 98 percent using fuzzy logic. The methods are independent of font, size and with minor changes in preprocessing, it can be adopted for any language. (C) 2002 Pattern Recognition Society. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 07:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 03:45
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/2579


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