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A novel approach for structural feature extraction : contour vs. direction

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brijesh VermaBrijesh Verma, M Blumenstein, M Ghosh
The paper presents a novel approach for extracting structural features from segmented cursive handwriting. The proposed approach is based on the contour code and stroke direction. The contour code feature utilises the rate of change of slope along the contour profile in addition to other properties such as the ascender and descender count, start point and end point. The direction feature identifies individual line segments or strokes from the character’s outer boundary or thinned representation and highlights each character’s pertinent direction information. Each feature is investigated employing a benchmark database and the experimental results using the proposed contour code based structural feature are very promising. A comparative evaluation with the directional feature and existing transition feature is included.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

25

Issue

9

Start Page

975

End Page

988

Number of Pages

14

ISSN

0167-8655

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication; Griffith University; TBA Research Institute; University of Ballarat;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Pattern recognition letters.