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IISc Bangalore has developed a recognition engine for Tamil printed text, which has been tested on 1000 document images of pages scanned from books printed between 1950 and 2000. IIIT Hyderabad has developed a XML based annotated database for storing the 5000 images of scanned pages and the corresponding typed text in Unicode. CDAC, Noida has developed an efficient evaluation tool, which compares the OCR output text to the reference typed text (ground truth) and flashes the substitution, deletion and insertion errors in different colours on the screen, so that the design team can quickly identify the issues with the OCR and make corrective steps for improving the performance.

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  • Author : Tushar Patnaik ,Santanu Chaudhury ,A.G. Ramakrishnan
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India is a land of many languages and consequently one often encounters documents that contain elements in multiple languages and scripts. This chapter presents an approach towards designing a bilingual OCR that can process documents containing both English and Kannada scripts which are used by the Kannada language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. We report an efficient script identification scheme for discriminating Kannada from Roman script. We also propose a novel segmentation and recognition scheme for Kannada, which could possibly be applied to many other Indian languages as well.

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  • Author : R.S. Umesh, A.G. Ramakrishnan
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Skew correction of complex document images is a difficult task. We propose an edge-based connected component approach for robust skew correction of documents with complex layout and content. The algorithm essentially consists of two steps - an 'initialization' step to determine the image orientation from the centroids of the connected components and a 'search' step to find the actual skew of the image. During initialization, we choose two different sets of points regularly spaced across the the image, one from the left to right and the other from top to bottom.

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  • Author : T Kasar,A G Ramakrishnan,J Kumar
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In this paper, we present a new feature-based approach for mosaicing of camera-captured document images. A novel block-based scheme is employed to ensure that corners can be reliably detected over a wide range of images. 2-D discrete cosine transform is computed for image blocks defined around each of the detected corners and a small subset of the coefficients is used as a feature vector. A 2- pass feature matching is performed to establish point correspondences from which the homography relating the input images could be computed. The algorithm is tested on a number of complex document images casually taken from a hand-held camera yielding convincing results.

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  • Contributed by : OCR onsortium
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  • Author : T Kasar, A G Ramakrishnan
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This paper describes a two level classification algorithm to discriminate the handwritten elements from the printed text in a printed document. The proposed technique is independent of size, slant, orientation, translation and other variations in handwritten text. At the first level of classification, we use two classifiers and present a comparison between the nearest neighbour classifier and Support Vector Machines(SVM) classifier to localize the handwritten text. The features that are extracted from the document are seven invariant central moments and based on these features, we classify the text as hand-written.

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  • Author : R. Kandan,Nirup Kumar Reddy ,K. R. Arvind ,A. G. Ramakrishnan
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