An Improved Manchu Character Recognition Method

S. Xu†*, G. Q. Qi‡, M. Li§, R. R. Zheng††, & C. Johnξ

Information Science & Technology, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian Liaoning 116026, China,
†§††College of Information and Communication Engineering, Dalian Nationalities University,
Dalian Liaoning 116605, China
ξSchool of Engineering, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 55105-1079, USA

Cite this paper
S. Xu†*, G. Q. Qi‡, M. Li§, R. R. Zheng††, & C. Johnξ, “An Improved Manchu Character Recognition Method”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 536-543, 2016. DOI: 10.7508/jmerd.2016.02.033

ABSTRACT: To improve the off-line Manchu printed character recognition rate, a method of Manchu recognition based on the letters is presented. Firstly, the preprocessing is performed to segment the Manchu letters aiming at Manchu character image. Secondly, extract the rough grid characteristics and connected domain characteristics of the Manchu letters, then using SVM and BP neural network to recognize the combination features of these ones. Finally, the grid-search method and cross-validation method are used to optimize the SVM kernel function parameters. The result of the experiment shows that the recognition rate of SVM is higher than the BP neural network, and has a better classification results.

Keywords : Off-Line Manchu character; BP neural networks; SVM; Grid-Search; Cross-Validation.


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