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IJET 2013 Vol.5(3): 352-356 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.574

Handwritten Character Recognition Using Competitive Neural Trees

Theingi Htike and Yadana Thein
Abstract—Neural network classifier methods and decision trees are widely used in various pattern recognition research areas. Among them, handwritten character recognition still faces some issues in all languages. Myanmar handwritten character recognition based on Competitive Neural Trees (CNeT) is proposed in this paper. CNeT performs hierarchical classification and apply competitive unsupervised learning at node label. The goals of Myanmar handwritten character recognition are to obtain better recognition accuracy rate and robust in geometric character shapes of different writing styles. Three main steps such as preprocessing, shape feature descriptors extraction and recognition are implemented in our experiment. Shape feature descriptors are extracted from preprocessed images which are used in Competitive Neural Trees (CNeT) for recognition. This paper discusses a global search method for the CNeT, which is utilized for training.

Index Terms—Myanmar handwritten characters, CNeT, global search method.

The authors are with University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar (e-mail: htike83@gmail.com).

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Cite:The authors are with University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar (e-mail: htike83@gmail.com)., "Handwritten Character Recognition Using Competitive Neural Trees," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 352-356, 2013.

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