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Hidden markov models (HMMs) approach for handwriting recognition

Zafar, Muhammad Faisal and Mohamad, Dzulkifli (2007) Hidden markov models (HMMs) approach for handwriting recognition. In: Advances in image processing and pattern recognition: algorithms & practice. Penerbit UTM, Johor, 113-140 . ISBN 978-983-52-0621-4

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Abstract

Hidden Markov models (HMMs) are widely used in the field of pattern recognition. Their original application was in speech recognition (Rabiner and Juang, 1993). Because of the similarities between speech and cursive handwriting recognition, HMMs have become very popular in handwriting recognition as well (Kundu, 1997). During the last few years, HMMs is a frequent approach used in handwriting recognition. One of the reasons is their higher performance in medium to large vocabulary applications where segmentation–recognition methods are used to cope with the difficulties of segmenting words into characters. Many systems use HMMs to model sub–word units (characters) and the Viterbi algorithm to find the best match between a sequence of observations and the models (Chen, 1995).

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:13490
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:09 Aug 2011 01:13
Last Modified:09 Aug 2011 01:13

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