• A survey on optical character recognition for Bangla and Devanagari scripts

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      Bangla; Devanagari; Indian script; optical character recognition; survey on OCR.

    • Abstract


      The past few decades have witnessed an intensive research on optical character recognition (OCR) for Roman, Chinese, and Japanese scripts. A lot of work has been also reported on OCR efforts for various Indian scripts, like Devanagari, Bangla, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, etc. In this paper, we present a review of OCR work on Indian scripts, mainly on Bangla and Devanagari—the two most popular scripts in India. We have summarized most of the published papers on this topic and have also analysed the various methodologies and their reported results. Future directions of research in OCR for Indian scripts have been also given.

    • Author Affiliations


      Soumen Bag1 Gaurav Harit2

      1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721 302, India
      2. Information and Communication Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan, Jodhpur 342 011, India
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