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Character recognition — A review

Govindan, VK and Shivaprasad, AP (1990) Character recognition — A review. In: Pattern Recognition, 23 (7). pp. 671-683.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0031-3203(90)90091-X


The machine replication of human reading has been the subject of intensive research for more than three decades. A large number of research papers and reports have already been published on this topic. Many commercial establishments have manufactured recognizers of varying capabilities. Handheld, desk-top, medium-size and large systems costing as high as half a million dollars are available, and are in use for various applications. However, the ultimate goal of developing a reading machine having the same reading capabilities of humans still remains unachieved. So, there still is a great gap between human reading and machine reading capabilities, and a great amount of further effort is required to narrow-down this gap, if not bridge it. This review is organized into six major sections covering a general overview (an introduction), applications of character recognition techniques, methodologies in character recognition, research work in character recognition, some practical OCRs and the conclusions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Pattern Recognition
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 05:38
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2011 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34898

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