Recognition Techniques for Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition Systems

Mustafa Ali Abuzaraida, Akram M. Zeki, Ahmed M. Zeki
2012 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT)  
Online recognition of Arabic handwritten text has been an on-going research problem for many years. Generally, online text recognition field has been gaining more interest lately due to the increasing popularity of hand-held computers, digital notebooks and advanced cellular phones. However, different techniques have been used to build several online handwritten recognition systems for Arabic text, such as Neural Networks, Hidden Markov Model, Template Matching and others. Most of the
more » ... on online text recognition have divided the recognition system into these three main phases which are preprocessing phase, feature extraction phase and recognition phase which considers as the most important phase and the heart of the whole system. This paper presents and compares techniques that have been used to recognize the Arabic handwriting scripts in online recognition systems. Those techniques attempt to recognize Arabic handwritten words, characters, digits or strokes. The structure and strategy of those reviewed techniques are explained in this article. The strengths and weaknesses of using these techniques will also be discussed.
doi:10.1109/acsat.2012.14 fatcat:y5btkfworzfohfbjxd5b64kqru