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Query Word Image based Retrieval Scheme for Handwritten Tamil Documents

by AN. Sigappi, S. Palanivel
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 1 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: AN. Sigappi, S. Palanivel

AN. Sigappi, S. Palanivel . Query Word Image based Retrieval Scheme for Handwritten Tamil Documents. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 1, 1 ( November 2012), 1-5. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450717

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author = { AN. Sigappi, S. Palanivel },
title = { Query Word Image based Retrieval Scheme for Handwritten Tamil Documents },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { November 2012 },
volume = { 1 },
number = { 1 },
month = { November },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 1-5 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijais12-450717 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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This paper brings out an autoassociative neural network (AANN) based information retrieval mechanism to locate handwritten documents from a literary collection in Tamil language corresponding to query word images. The strategy extends to create models for the chosen search word images, evolve a methodology to identify the search word and subsequently retrieve the relevant documents. AANN emphasises a training procedure through an appropriate combination of units in the layers of the network to arrive at a suitable model for each word in the vocabulary. The training phase orients to segment the digitized text documents into lines and words, extract profile and moment based features from the words and articulate an index of words. The features computed based on the intensity values of the pixels cater to accrue the nuances of the strokes in the characters. The experimental results obtained for an index of words elaborate the astuteness of the scheme and its retrieval accuracy.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Segmentation profile features moment based features autoassociative neural networks