An Assessment of Arabic Handwriting Recognition Technology [chapter]

Sargur N. Srihari, Gregory Ball
<span title="">2012</span> <i title="Springer London"> Guide to OCR for Arabic Scripts </i> &nbsp;
Automated methods for the recognition of Arabic script are at an early stage compared to their counterparts for the recognition of Latin and Chinese scripts. An assessment of the technology for Arabic handwriting recognition is provided based on the published literature. An introduction to the Arabic script is given followed by a description of algorithms for the processes involved: segmentation, feature extraction, classification and search. Existing corpora for Arabic are described together
more &raquo; ... th a design for corpus collection. The paper is concluded by identifying technology gaps and a providing a bibliography of the recent literature on Arabic recognition.
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