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Arabic handwriting recognition: Challenges and solutions


Gumah, Mohamed E. and E., Schneider (2008) Arabic handwriting recognition: Challenges and solutions. In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2008 (KMICe2008), 10-12 June 2008, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Optical Characters Recognition (OCR) is one of the active subjects of research since the early days of computer science.Even if Arabic characters are used by more than a half a billion people; Arabic characters recognition has not received enough interests by the researchers.Little research progress has been achieved comparing to what has been done with Latin and Chinese.The cursive nature of the Arabic characters makes it more difficult to achieve a high accuracy in character recognition since even printed Arabic characters are in cursive form.This paper presents the main challenges (difficulties) researchers are facing and up to dated solutions(the common methods) are used for Arabic text recognition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-3827-73-2 Organized by: College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2014 02:59
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2014 02:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11384

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