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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070164
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 7 Issue 1, 2016.
Abstract: India is a multilingual country with 22 official languages and more than 1600 languages in existence. Kannada is one of the official languages and widely used in the state of Karnataka whose population is over 65 million. Kannada is one of the south Indian languages and it stands in the 33rd position among the list of widely spoken languages across the world. However, the survey reveals that much more effort is required to develop a complete Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system. In this direction the present research work throws light on the development of suitable methodology to achieve the goal of developing an OCR. It is noted that the overall accuracy of the OCR system largely depends on the accuracy of the segmentation phase. So it is desirable to have a robust and efficient segmentation method. In this paper, a method has been proposed for proper segmentation of the text to improve the performance of OCR at the later stages. In the proposed method, the segmentation has been done using horizontal projection profile and windowing. The result obtained is passed to the recognition module. The Histogram of Oriented Gradient (HoG) is used for the recognition in combination with the support vector machine (SVM). The result is taken as the feedback and fed to the segmentation module to improve the accuracy. The experimentation is delivered promising results.
Karthik S and Srikanta Murthy K, “Segmentation and Recognition of Handwritten Kannada Text Using Relevance Feedback and Histogram of Oriented Gradients – A Novel Approach” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(1), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070164