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Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, International Conference on (2010)
Kolkata, India
Nov. 16, 2010 to Nov. 18, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4221-8
pp: 415-420
This paper describes the efforts at MILE lab, IISc, to create a 100,000-word database each in Kannada and Tamil for the design and development of Online Handwritten Recognition. It has been collected from over 600 users in order to capture the variations in writing style. We describe features of the scripts and how the number of symbols were reduced to be able to effectively train the data for recognition. The list of words include all the characters, Kannada and Indo-Arabic numerals, punctuations and other symbols. A semi-automated tool for the annotation of data from stroke to word level is used. It segments each word into stroke groups and also acts as a validation mechanism for segmentation. The tool displays the stroke, stroke groups and aksharas of a word and hence can be used to study the various styles of writing, delayed strokes and for assigning quality tags to the words. The tool is currently being used for annotating Tamil and Kannada data. The output is stored in a standard XML format.
Annotation, Online character database, OHR database, Tamil handwriting, Kannada handwriting

A. C. P., N. B., V. Kumar, A. G. Ramakrishnan and S. K., "Creation of a Huge Annotated Database for Tamil and Kannada OHR," Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, International Conference on(ICFHR), Kolkata, India, 2010, pp. 415-420.
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