2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase

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Student Presentation

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Dr. Elisa H. Barney Smith


The idea of segmentation-free handwriting recognition has been introduced within the rise of deep learning. This technique is designed to recognize any script language/symbols as long as feedable training image set exists. The VGG-16 convolutional neural network model is used as a character spotting network using Faster R-CNN. Through the process of manual tagging, the location, size, and types of recognizable symbols are provided to train the network. This approach has been tested previously on text written in the Bangla script, where it has shown over 90% of accuracy overall. For Bangla, the network is trained and tested on Boise State Bangla Handwriting dataset. For Korean, the network is trained using the PE_92 Handwritten Korean character image database and shows promising results.