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Using Deep Learning for Arabic Writer Identification

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2020
Shaza Maaz, Hazem Issa

Shaza Maaz and Hazem Issa. Using Deep Learning for Arabic Writer Identification. International Journal of Computer Applications 175(25):1-7, October 2020. BibTeX

	author = {Shaza Maaz and Hazem Issa},
	title = {Using Deep Learning for Arabic Writer Identification},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2020},
	volume = {175},
	number = {25},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2020},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-7},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2020920783},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Identification of persons is mainly through the physiological characteristics like fingerprints, face, iris, retina, and hand geometry and the behavioral characteristics like a voice, signature, and handwriting. Identifying the author of a handwritten document has been an active field of research over the past few years and it used in many applications as in biometrics, forensics and historical document analysis. This research presents the study and implementation of the stages of writer identification, starting from data acquisition, and then augmente the data through programming an algorithm that generate a large number of texts from the set of texts available within the database, finally building a convolutional Neural Network (CNN)) Which is useful for extracting features information and then classification the data, therefore, the features are not needed to pre-define. The experiments in this study were conducted on images of Arabic handwritten documents from ICFHR2012 dataset of 202 writer, and each writer have 3 text. The proposed method achieved a classification accuracy of 98.2426%.


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Arabic handwriting, data augmentation, writer identification, deep learning, convolutional Neural Network