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A Survey Paper on Character Recognition


Avani Dave , L J Institute of Engineering and Technology Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Rinku Patel, L J Institute of Engineering and Technology Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


Optical Character Recognition, HCR, Pattern Recognition, Off-Line Character Recognition, Template Matching.


Nowadays character recognition has gained lot of attention in the field of pattern recognition due to its application in various fields. It is one of the most successful applications of automatic pattern recognition. Research in OCR is popular for its application potential in banks, post offices, office automation etc. HCR is useful in cheque processing in banks; almost all kind of form processing systems, handwritten postal address resolution and many more. This paper presents a simple and efficient approach for the implementation of OCR and translation of scanned images of printed text into machine-encoded text. It makes use of different image analysis phases followed by image detection via pre-processing and post-processing. This paper also describes scanning the entire document (same as the segmentation in our case) and recognizing individual characters from image irrespective of their position, size and various font styles and it deals with recognition of the symbols from English language, which is internationally accepted.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I9026
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2013
Page(s): 1791-1795

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