- Volume 3 Issue 1
In this dissertation, a new off-line recognition system is proposed using a subgraph pattern, neural network. After thinning is applied to input characters, balance having a noise elimination function on location is performed. Then as the first step for recognition procedure, circular elements are extracted and recognized. From the subblock HT, space feature points such as endpoint, flex point, bridge point are extracted and a subgraph pattern is formed observing the relations among them. A region where vowel can exist is allocated and a candidate point of the vowel is extracted. Then, using the subgraph pattern dictionary, a vowel is recognized. A same method is applied to extract horizontal vowels and the vowel is recognized through a simple structural analysis. For verification of recognition subgraph in this paper, experiments are done with the most frequently used Myngjo font, Gothic font for printed characters and handwritten characters. In case of Gothic font, character recognition rate was 98.9%. For Myngjo font characters, the recognition rate was 98.2%. For handwritten characters, the recognition rate was 92.5%. The total recognition rate was 94.8% with mixed handwriting and printing characters for multi-font recognition.