Script identification for a Tri-lingual document

Prakash K. Aithal, G. Rajesh, Dinesh U. Acharya, M. Krishnamoorthi, N. V. Subbareddy

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Abstract

India is a multilingual multi-script country. States of India follow a three language formula. The document may be printed in English, Hindi and other state official language. For Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of such a multilingual document, it is necessary to identify the script before feeding the text lines to the OCRs of individual scripts. In this paper, a simple and efficient technique of script identification for Tamil, Hindi and English text lines from a printed document is presented. The proposed system uses horizontal projection profile to distinguish the three scripts. The feature extraction is done based on the horizontal projection profile of each text line. The knowledge base of the system is developed based on 20 different document images containing about 600 text lines. The proposed system is tested on 20 different document images containing about 200 text lines of each script and an overall classification rate of 100% is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Networks and Information Technologies - Second International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing, CNC 2011, Proceedings
Pages434-439
Number of pages6
Volume142 CCIS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing, CNC 2011 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 10-03-201111-03-2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume142 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing, CNC 2011
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period10-03-1111-03-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Aithal, P. K., Rajesh, G., Acharya, D. U., Krishnamoorthi, M., & Subbareddy, N. V. (2011). Script identification for a Tri-lingual document. In Computer Networks and Information Technologies - Second International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing, CNC 2011, Proceedings (Vol. 142 CCIS, pp. 434-439). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 142 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19542-6_82