Convolutional Neural Network for Machine-Printed Traditional Mongolian Font Recognition

  • Hongxi WeiEmail author
  • Ya Wen
  • Weiyuan Wang
  • Guanglai Gao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11305)


Although font recognition is a fundamental issue in the field of document analysis and recognition, it was usually ignored in the past. With the development of optical character recognition (OCR), font recognition becomes more and more important. This paper proposed a well-designed convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture for traditional Mongolian font recognition by means of a single word. To be specific, the whole word image is regarded as input of CNN. Hence, the word images should be normalized into the same size before being inputted into CNN. By comparison, an appropriate aspect ratio for the traditional Mongolian word images has been determined. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed CNN architecture outperforms three classic CNN architectures, including LeNet-5, AlexNet and GoogLeNet. Therefore, the proposed CNN is much more suitable for the task of the traditional Mongolian font recognition in the way of a single word.


Traditional Mongolian Font recognition Convolutional neural network Word image Aspect ratio 



This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61463038.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongxi Wei
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ya Wen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Weiyuan Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guanglai Gao
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceInner Mongolia UniversityHohhotChina
  2. 2.Provincial Key Laboratory of Mongolian Information Processing TechnologyHohhotChina

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