Techniques for Recognition of Handwritten Devanagari Numeral

Madhav Goyal, Naresh Kumar Garg


Research on OCR of Devanagari script is very difficult and challenging task due to its complex structural properties. The major difficulty with handwritten text is the variability of writing styles, both between different writers and between separate samples from the same writer overtime. Handwritten character/Numeral recognition has received extensive attention in academics and production fields. This paper will act as guide and update for the readers, working in the Devanagari Optical Character Recognition area. An overview of various statistical and structural features used for recognition based on the various research papers is presented and reviewed.

Keywords: Numeral Recognition, Off-line Handwriting Recognition, Feature Extraction, Devanagari Optical Character Recognition.

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