Skeletonization algorithm for arabic handwriting

Mohamed Abdulsalaam Ali, Kasmiran Bin Jumari

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a thinning algorithm for Arabic handwriting using color coding for both thinning and gap recovery in the final output skeleton. This algorithm is designed so that it accepts unconstrained Arabic handwriting. Different colors have been given to different pixels of interest on the original image in the beginning and during the process of skeletonization. Color coding gives good optimization and demonstration and yields an efficient skeletonization. The algorithm preserves very well the shape of the original image and yields a skeleton that can be effectively incorporated in an Arabic OCR system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-33
    Number of pages6
    JournalArab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research
    Volume22
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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    Keywords

    • Character recognition
    • Color coding
    • Connectivity preservation and Arabic handwriting
    • Image processing
    • Skeletonization
    • Thinning algorithm

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    Skeletonization algorithm for arabic handwriting. / Ali, Mohamed Abdulsalaam; Jumari, Kasmiran Bin.

    In: Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 22, No. 1, 03.2004, p. 28-33.

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    Ali, MA & Jumari, KB 2004, 'Skeletonization algorithm for arabic handwriting', Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 28-33.
    Ali, Mohamed Abdulsalaam ; Jumari, Kasmiran Bin. / Skeletonization algorithm for arabic handwriting. In: Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research. 2004 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 28-33.
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