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On-line Arabic handwriting recognition with templates

Sternby, Jakob LU ; Morwing, Jonas; Andersson, Jonas and Friberg, Christer (2009) International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2008) In Pattern Recognition 42(12). p.3278-3286
Abstract
After a long period of focus on western and East Asian scripts there is now a general trend in the on-line handwriting recognition community to explore recognition of other scripts such as Arabic and various Indic scripts. One difficulty with the Arabic script is the number and position of diacritic marks associated to Arabic characters. This paper explores the application of a template matching scheme to the recognition of Arabic script with a novel algorithm for dynamically treating the diacritical marks. Template based systems are robust to conditions with scarce training data and in experiments the proposed system outperformed a reference system based on the promising state-of-the-art network technique of BLSTM. Experiments have been... (More)
After a long period of focus on western and East Asian scripts there is now a general trend in the on-line handwriting recognition community to explore recognition of other scripts such as Arabic and various Indic scripts. One difficulty with the Arabic script is the number and position of diacritic marks associated to Arabic characters. This paper explores the application of a template matching scheme to the recognition of Arabic script with a novel algorithm for dynamically treating the diacritical marks. Template based systems are robust to conditions with scarce training data and in experiments the proposed system outperformed a reference system based on the promising state-of-the-art network technique of BLSTM. Experiments have been conducted in an environment similar to that of many handheld devices with promising results both in terms of memory consumption and response time. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Diacritic, Branch-and-bound, Modeling, Template, Arabic, On-line, HWR, Graph, Trie
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Pattern Recognition
volume
42
issue
12
pages
3278 - 3286
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Elsevier
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International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2008)
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0031-3203
1873-5142
DOI
10.1016/j.patcog.2008.12.017
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English
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  abstract     = {After a long period of focus on western and East Asian scripts there is now a general trend in the on-line handwriting recognition community to explore recognition of other scripts such as Arabic and various Indic scripts. One difficulty with the Arabic script is the number and position of diacritic marks associated to Arabic characters. This paper explores the application of a template matching scheme to the recognition of Arabic script with a novel algorithm for dynamically treating the diacritical marks. Template based systems are robust to conditions with scarce training data and in experiments the proposed system outperformed a reference system based on the promising state-of-the-art network technique of BLSTM. Experiments have been conducted in an environment similar to that of many handheld devices with promising results both in terms of memory consumption and response time. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Sternby, Jakob and Morwing, Jonas and Andersson, Jonas and Friberg, Christer},
  booktitle    = {Pattern Recognition},
  issn         = {0031-3203},
  keyword      = {Diacritic,Branch-and-bound,Modeling,Template,Arabic,On-line,HWR,Graph,Trie},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {3278--3286},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  title        = {On-line Arabic handwriting recognition with templates},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2008.12.017},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2009},
}