Recognition of Printed Amharic Documents

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Recognition of Printed Amharic Documents
In Africa, there are a number of languages with their own indigenous scripts. This paper presents an OCR for Amharic scripts. Amharic is the official and working language of Ethiopia. This is possibly the first attempt towards the development of an OCR system for Amharic. Research in the recognition of Amharic script faces major challenges due to (i) the use of more than 300 characters in writing and (ii) existence of a large set of visually similar characters. In this paper, we propose a two-stage feature extraction scheme using PCA and LDA, followed by a decision DAG classifier with SVMs as the nodes. Recognition results are presented to demonstrate the performance on the various printing variations (fonts, styles and sizes) and real-life degraded documents such as books, magazines and newspapers.
Million Meshesha, C. V. Jawahar
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Updated 24 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Million Meshesha, C. V. Jawahar
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