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Handwritten Arabic word/character recognition : common approaches

O. H., Assma and Khalifa, Othman Omran and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha (2011) Handwritten Arabic word/character recognition : common approaches. In: Human Behaviour Recognition, Identification and Computer Interaction. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 289-297. ISBN 978-967-418-156-7

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Offline handwriting word recognition is the automatic transcription by computer, where only the image of the handwriting is available. The recognition operation includes many steps, the segmentation step and the recognition step of offline handwritten Arabic words are suggested to be implemented using different techniques, since off-line Arabic character recognition operations involves many inter-related steps that can't be separated from each other, as a simple genes of operations, the two steps has to be discussed together. What makes Arabic handwriting words recognition so challenging is that unlike Latin, Arabic is written right to left and is always cursive. Letters are joined together along the writing line to form words or sub-words. The Arabic Alphabet has 28 letters, each with two to four shapes. The shape of a letter is determined by its position within the word: Initial, medial, or final, if we included character recognition as well as the word recognition, there would be another shape for each character, which is the isolated character. The researchers in this field have proposed many techniques to solve the problems; such as cursiveness of the Arabic handwritten words, in this paper a review of the used techniques, followed by a comparison to show the pros and cons of each technique are conducted

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4119/21662
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handwritten, Arabic character, recognition
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Othman O. Khalifa
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21662

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