Ancient Text Character Recognition Using Deep Learning

Shikha Chadha, Sonu Mittal, Vivek Singhal
2020 International journal of engineering research and technology  
Ancient scripts provide a captivating insight into the knowledge of ancestors which needs to be preserved for future generations. Therefore, there is a need to convert the digital script available in degraded format into textual format. To accomplish this model is being proposed in the paper that comprises of binarization using selection encoder decoder techniques. The results indicate the binarization accuracy as 74.24% approximately and F-measure is 75% (approximately) which comes out to be
more » ... eater than other previously developed model. The binarized images are being further segmented using Seam Carbel method at character level and are manually compared with the vocabulary, the segmentation accuracy (A s) comes out to be 70% approximately. Further, characters are recognized using a three layer Convolutional Neural Network and the recognition accuracy (Ar) is found to be 73% approximately, the recognized images are further converted into text using one to one mapping, to be further used for translation into universally acceptable language like English.
doi:10.37624/ijert/13.9.2020.2177-2184 fatcat:odcw7hwapvg2netvjc74be2w5y