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Directional Discrete Cosine Transform for Handwritten Script Identification


This paper presents directional discrete cosine transforms (D-DCT) based word level handwritten script identification. The conventional discrete cosine transform (DCT) emphasizes vertical and horizontal energies of an image and de-emphasizes directional edge information, which of course plays a significant role in shape analysis problem, in particular. Conventional DCT however, is not efficient in characterizing the images where directional edges are dominant. In this paper, we investigate two different methods to capture directional edge information, one by performing 1D-DCT along left and right diagonals of an image, and another by decomposing 2D-DCT coefficients in left and right diagonals. The mean and standard deviations of left and right diagonals of DCT coefficients are computed and are used for the classification of words using linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and K-nearest neighbour (K-NN). We validate the method over 9000 words belonging to six different scripts. The classification of words is performed at bi-scripts, tri-scripts and multi-scripts scenarios and accomplished the identification accuracies respectively as 96.95%, 96.42% and 85.77% in average.
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hal-00826298 , version 1 (27-05-2013)


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Mallikarjun Hangarge, Santosh K.C., Rajmohan Pardeshi. Directional Discrete Cosine Transform for Handwritten Script Identification. 2013. ⟨hal-00826298⟩
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