Title

Skeletonization algorithm for arabic handwriting

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a thinning algorithm for Arabic handwriting using color coding for both thinning and gap recovery in the final output skeleton. This algorithm is designed so that it accepts unconstrained Arabic handwriting. Different colors have been given to different pixels of interest on the original image in the beginning and during the process of skeletonization. Color coding gives good optimization and demonstration and yields an efficient skeletonization. The algorithm preserves very well the shape of the original image and yields a skeleton that can be effectively incorporated in an Arabic OCR system.

Publication Title

Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research

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