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Discrimination between Printed and Handwritten Text in Documents

© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 3 - Article 6
Year of Publication: 2010
M.S. Shirdhonkar
Manesh B. Kokare

M S Shirdhonkar and Manesh B Kokare. Discrimination between Printed and Handwritten Text in Documents. IJCA,Special Issue on RTIPPR (3):131–134, 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {M.S. Shirdhonkar and Manesh B. Kokare},
	title = {Discrimination between Printed and Handwritten Text in Documents},
	journal = {IJCA,Special Issue on RTIPPR},
	year = {2010},
	number = {3},
	pages = {131--134},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


Recognition techniques for printed and handwritten text in scanned documents are significantly different. In this paper, we propose method to automatically identify the signature in the scanned document images. This helps to retrieve the document images based on the signature. A simple region growing algorithm is used to segment the document into a number of patches. A patch is composed of many closely located components. A component is a one piece of connected foreground pixels (say 8 connectivity). We extracted the state features of all the patches to identify the signature in the document images. A label for each such segmented patch is inferred using neural network model (NN) and support vector machine (SVM). These models are flexible enough to include signature as a type of handwriting and isolate it from machine-print. From experimental results we found that classification rate for SVM is superior over NN.


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