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2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT) (2012)
Kuala Lumpur
Nov. 26, 2012 to Nov. 28, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5832-3
pp: 318-323
ABSTRACT
Preprocessing is one of basic phases of handwritten text recognition and it is crucial to reach high recognition rate. In this paper, we present several algorithms for Arabic handwritten text which are based on inherent properties of Arabic writing. These algorithms include noise removal and smoothing, diacritics detection, contour tracing/correction, baseline estimation, slope correction and detecting/correcting touching descenders. In first stage of propositions validation, each presented method is individually tested on the commonly used IFN/ENIT database. Then, the influence of the presented algorithms on the recognition rate is studied based on K-NN classifier and hybrid features. The obtained results show the efficiency of the proposed algorithms and their positive impact on features discrimination and recognition performance.
INDEX TERMS
handwriting recognition, handwritten character recognition, image classification, text detection
CITATION

H. Boukerma and N. Farah, "Preprocessing Algorithms for Arabic Handwriting Recognition Systems," 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), Kuala Lumpur, 2013, pp. 318-323.
doi:10.1109/ACSAT.2012.59
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