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Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 26, 2004 to Oct. 29, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2187-8
pp: 438-443
K. H. Aparna, , Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai
M. Kasirajan , Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai
G. Vijay Prakash , Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai
V. S. Chakravarthy , Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai
Sriganesh Madhvanath , Hewlett-Packard India
ABSTRACT
A system for online recognition of handwritten Tamil characters is presented. A handwritten character is constructed by executing a sequence of strokes. A structure- or shape-based representation of a stroke is used in which a stroke is represented as a string of shape features. Using this string representation, an unknown stroke is identified by comparing it with a database of strokes using a flexible string matching procedure. A full character is recognized by identifying all the component strokes. Character termination, is determined using a finite state automaton. Development of similar systems for other Indian scripts is outlined.
INDEX TERMS
Shape features, stroke identification, FSA
CITATION
K. H. Aparna,, M. Kasirajan, G. Vijay Prakash, V. S. Chakravarthy, Sriganesh Madhvanath, "Online Handwriting Recognition for Tamil", IWFHR, 2004, Proceedings. Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, Proceedings. Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition 2004, pp. 438-443, doi:10.1109/IWFHR.2004.80
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