National Academy Science Letters

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 29–33 | Cite as

Offline Handwritten Numeral Recognition using Combination of Different Feature Extraction Techniques

  • Munish Kumar
  • M. K. Jindal
  • R. K. Sharma
  • Simpel Rani Jindal
Short Communication


A handwritten numeral recognition system using a combination of different feature extraction techniques has been presented in this paper. Initially, we have prepared a skeleton of the numeral, so that meaningful feature information about the numeral can be extracted. For feature extraction, a combination of four types of features, namely, centroid features, diagonal features, zoning features, and peak extent based features has been used. SVM classifier has been considered for classification purpose. For experimental results, 6000 samples of isolated handwritten numerals have been considered. The proposed system achieves maximum recognition accuracy of 96.3% using five-fold cross validation technique.


Handwritten numeral recognition Feature extraction and selection Classification-SVM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munish Kumar
    • 1
  • M. K. Jindal
    • 2
  • R. K. Sharma
    • 3
  • Simpel Rani Jindal
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ApplicationsGZS Campus College of Engineering & Technology (Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University)BathindaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science & Applications, PanjabUniversity Regional CentreMuktsarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  4. 4.Computer Science & EngineeringYadavindra College of EngineeringBathindaIndia

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