By Topic

Multilinguistic handwritten character recognition by Bayesian decision-based neural networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Hsin-Chia Fu ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Chung-Hsing Univ., Taichung, Taiwan ; Yeong Yuh Xu

In this paper, we present a Bayesian decision-based neural network (BDNN) for multilinguistic handwritten character recognition. The proposed self-growing probabilistic decision-based neural network (SPDNN) adopts a hierarchical network structure with nonlinear basis functions and a competitive credit-assignment scheme. Our prototype system demonstrates a successful utilization of SPDNN to the handwriting of Chinese and alphanumeric character recognition on both public databases (CCL/HCCR1 for Chinese and CEDAR for the alphanumerics) and in-house database (NCTU/NNL). Regarding the performance, experiments on three different databases all demonstrated high recognition (86-94%) accuracy as well as low rejection/acceptance (6.7%) rates. As for the processing speed, the whole recognition process (including image preprocessing, feature extraction, and recognition) consumes approximately 0.27 s/character on a Pentium-100 based personal computer, without using a hardware accelerator or coprocessor

Published in:

Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 10 )