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Off-line, handwritten numeral recognition by perturbation method

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2 Author(s)
Ha, T.M. ; Inst. of Comput. Sci. & Appl. Math., Berne Univ., Switzerland ; Bunke, H.

This paper presents a new approach to off-line, handwritten numeral recognition. From the concept of perturbation due to writing habits and instruments, we propose a recognition method which is able to account for a variety of distortions due to eccentric handwriting. We tested our method on two worldwide standard databases of isolated numerals, namely CEDAR and NIST, and obtained 99.09 percent and 99.54 percent correct recognition rates at no-rejection level respectively. The latter result was obtained by testing on more than 170000 numerals

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Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 5 )