Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Telugu: Database, Algorithm and Application

Chandra Prakash, Konkimalla and Srikar, Y M and Trishal, Gayam and Mandai, Souraj and Channappayya, Sumohana (2018) Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Telugu: Database, Algorithm and Application. In: 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP, 7-10 October 2018, Athens; Greece.

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Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken by more than 80 million people worldwide. The optical character recognition (OCR) of the Telugu script has wide ranging applications including education, health-care, administration etc. The beautiful Telugu script however is very different from Germanic scripts like English and German. This makes the use of transfer learning of Germanic OCR solutions to Telugu a non-trivial task. To address the challenge of OCR for Telugu, we make three contributions in this work: (i) a database of Telugu characters, (ii) a deep learning based OCR algorithm, and (iii) a client server solution for the online deployment of the algorithm. For the benefit of the Telugu people and the research community, our code has been made freely available at this link.

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Channappayya, SumohanaUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 05:53
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 05:53
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4920
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2018.8451438
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