Arabic character recognition based on MCR

  • A. Zidouri
  • S. Chinveeraphan
  • M. Sato
Poster Session
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1024)


In this paper we propose an off-line recognition system for machine printed Arabic characters based on the Minimum Covering Run expression method (MCR). The recognition is achieved by matching to reference prototypes. We report a recognition rate of 97.5% and possibility of generalising the system to other symbols and characters.


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  • A. Zidouri
  • S. Chinveeraphan
  • M. Sato

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