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Devanagari Handwritten Character Recognition using Hybrid Features Extraction and Feed Forward Neural Network Classifier (FFNN)

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2015
Saniya Ansari, Udaysingh Sutar

Saniya Ansari and Udaysingh Sutar. Article: Devanagari Handwritten Character Recognition using Hybrid Features Extraction and Feed Forward Neural Network Classifier (FFNN). International Journal of Computer Applications 129(7):22-27, November 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Saniya Ansari and Udaysingh Sutar},
	title = {Article: Devanagari Handwritten Character Recognition using Hybrid Features Extraction and Feed Forward Neural Network Classifier (FFNN)},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {129},
	number = {7},
	pages = {22-27},
	month = {November},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


The process of recognizing scanned documents or machine printed documents using automated or semi-automated tools are resulted into wide range of applications in different real life domains. There are different techniques already introduced by various authors for efficient and accurate recognition of handwritten characters. As designing a method with 100 % accuracy of character recognition is challenging and unachievable task for researchers due to presence of noise, distinct styles of font under real time environment, therefore it is required to design recognition method by considering these characteristics of character recognition. This paper presenting online handwritten recognition framework by using efficient hybrid features codebook and Feed forward neural network (FFNN) to improve the recognition accuracy over Devanagari scripts. Along with the accuracy, another term which plays vital role of deciding the efficiency of recognition method is time required for recognition. Previous techniques giving the more accuracy for recognition, however feature extraction process takes longer time. Therefore such methods failed in real time applications. This paper majorly focusing on different recognition methods previously used and there recognition results, and then presenting our recognition method with its practical results for analysis. The results are varying by considering different image size in MATLAB.


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Handwritten Recognition, Feature extraction, Devanagari Script, FFNN, SVN, KNN