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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/1849,
  title    = {Multilevel Classifiers in Recognition of Handwritten Kannada Numerals},
  author    = {Dinesh Acharya U. and  N. V. Subba Reddy and  Krishnamoorthi Makkithaya},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {The recognition of handwritten numeral is an
important area of research for its applications in post office, banks
and other organizations. This paper presents automatic recognition of
handwritten Kannada numerals based on structural features. Five
different types of features, namely, profile based 10-segment string,
water reservoir; vertical and horizontal strokes, end points and
average boundary length from the minimal bounding box are used in
the recognition of numeral. The effect of each feature and their
combination in the numeral classification is analyzed using nearest
neighbor classifiers. It is common to combine multiple categories of
features into a single feature vector for the classification. Instead,
separate classifiers can be used to classify based on each visual
feature individually and the final classification can be obtained based
on the combination of separate base classification results. One
popular approach is to combine the classifier results into a feature
vector and leaving the decision to next level classifier. This method
is extended to extract a better information, possibility distribution,
from the base classifiers in resolving the conflicts among the
classification results. Here, we use fuzzy k Nearest Neighbor (fuzzy
k-NN) as base classifier for individual feature sets, the results of
which together forms the feature vector for the final k Nearest
Neighbor (k-NN) classifier. Testing is done, using different features,
individually and in combination, on a database containing 1600
samples of different numerals and the results are compared with the
results of different existing methods.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {2},
  number    = {6},
  year      = {2008},
  pages     = {1908 - 1913},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/1849},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=18},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {PISSN:2010-376X, EISSN:2010-3778},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 18, 2008},
}