Character Segmentation and Skew Correction for Handwritten Devanagari Scripts: A Friends TechniqueAuthor : Ashok Kumar Bathla, Sunil Kumar Gupta and Manish Kumar Jindal
Volume 8 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 50-54
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology allows a computer to “read” text (both typed and handwritten) the way a human brain does.Significant research efforts have been put in the area of Optical Character Segmentation (OCR) of typewritten text in various languages, however very few efforts have been put on the segmentation and skew correction of handwritten text written in Devanagari which is a scripting language of Hindi. This paper aims a novel technique for segmentation and skew correction of hand written Devanagari text. It shows the accuracy of 91% and takes less than one second to segment a particular handwritten word.
Segmentation, Compound Character, Devanagari
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