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A Novel Approach to Skeletonization for Multi-font OCR Applications

  • C. Vasantha Lakshmi
  • Sarika Singh
  • Ritu Jain
  • C. Patvardhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5909)

Abstract

A novel approach to generate skeletons of binary patterns that has a wide variety of applications including multi-font OCR is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm ensures connectedness of the pattern and minimizes loss of information while capturing the essential shape characteristics. Computational tests on printed Telugu characters show that the algorithm is useful in getting a generalized form of the character symbols on the common multiple dissimilar fonts.

Keywords

Skeletonization OCR Multifonts telugu 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Vasantha Lakshmi
    • 1
  • Sarika Singh
    • 1
  • Ritu Jain
    • 1
  • C. Patvardhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dayalbagh Educational Institute 

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