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The paper describes a novel stroke extraction approach to identify the feature points of a character, using line-filtering and learning-based techniques. The line-filtering technique based on convolution operations with a set of one-dimensional (1D) Gabor templates efficiently extracts the stroke segments from noisy and degraded characters. Furthermore, the relationship between endpoints of stroke segments is modeled as junction structure during a learning process. Finally, each endpoint is identified as a feature point to determine the junction structure by the learning-based technique, rather than rule-based techniques with manual rule creation. Experimental results indicate that the learning-based technique can generalize learning knowledge to identify 1200 feature points with an average identification rate of 93.58% for test set, using k-fold cross-validation testing.