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Spatial Features for Handwritten Kannada and English Character Recognition

© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 3 - Article 3
Year of Publication: 2010
Mallikarjun Hangarge
Gururaj Mukarambi

B.V.Dhandra, Mallikarjun Hangarge and Gururaj Mukarambi. Spatial Features for Handwritten Kannada and English Character Recognition. IJCA,Special Issue on RTIPPR (3):146–151, 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {B.V.Dhandra and Mallikarjun Hangarge and Gururaj Mukarambi},
	title = {Spatial Features for Handwritten Kannada and English Character Recognition},
	journal = {IJCA,Special Issue on RTIPPR},
	year = {2010},
	number = {3},
	pages = {146--151},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


This paper presents a handwritten Kannada and English Character recognition system based on spatial features. Directional spatial features viz stroke density, stroke length and the number of stokes are employed as potential features to characterize the handwritten Kannada numerals/vowels and English uppercase alphabets. KNN classifier is used to classify the characters based on these features with four fold cross validation. The proposed system achieves the recognition accuracy as 96.2%, 90.1% and 91.04% for handwritten Kannada numerals, vowels and English uppercase alphabets respectively.


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