Density Based Script Identification of a Multilingual Document Image

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Rumaan Bashir 1,* S.M.K. Quadri 2

1. Department of Computer Science, Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora, Pulwama, J&K, 192122, India

2. P.G. Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, 190006, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Sep. 2014 / Revised: 5 Nov. 2014 / Accepted: 10 Dec. 2014 / Published: 8 Jan. 2015

Index Terms

Document Image Analysis, Multilingual Script Identification, Kashmiri, Roman, Devanagari, Urdu, Density, Statistical Approach


Automatic Pattern Recognition field has witnessed enormous growth in the past few decades. Being an essential element of Pattern Recognition, Document Image Analysis is the procedure of analyzing a document image with the intention of working out the contents so that they can be manipulated as per the requirements at various levels. It involves various procedures like document classification, organizing, conversion, identification and many more. Since a document chiefly contains text, Script Identification has grown to be a very important area of this field. A Script comprises the text of a document or a manuscript. It is a scheme of written characters and symbols used to write a particular language. Languages are written using scripts, but script itself is made up of symbols. Every language has its own set of symbols used for writing it. Sometimes different languages are written using the same script, but with marginal modification. Script Identification has been performed for unilingual, bilingual and multilingual document images. But, negligible work has been reported for Kashmiri script. In this paper, we are analyzing and experimentally testing statistical approach for identification of Kashmiri script in a document image along with Roman, Devanagari & Urdu scripts. The identification is performed on offline machine-printed scripts and yields promising results.

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Rumaan Bashir, S. M. K. Quadri,"Density Based Script Identification of a Multilingual Document Image", IJIGSP, vol.7, no.2, pp.8-14, 2015. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2015.02.02


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