Off-line Handwritten Script Identification from Eastern Indian Document Images Using Logistic Model Tree

  • Sk Md Obaidullah
  • Nibaran Das
  • Kaushik Roy
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 308)


Script identification from document images is a complex real-life problem for a multi-script country like India where 13 official scripts are present. To develop an optical character recognizer for a specific language, it is necessary to identify the script first by which the document is written. In this paper, scripts from the off-line handwritten document images written by any one of the four popular scripts in eastern India, namely Bangla, Roman, Devanagari, and Oriya, are identified. A document-level approach is followed for the same. Using some mathematical, structural, and script-dependent feature, a multi-dimensional feature set is constructed. Finally, logistic model tree (LMT) is applied for classification and an average accuracy rate of 95.5 % is obtained with a fivefold cross-validation.


Document image analysis Handwritten script identification Off-line documents Classification Optical character recognizer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAliah UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceWest Bengal State UniversityBarasatIndia

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