Recognition of Handwritten Indic Script Using Clonal Selection Algorithm

  • Utpal Garain
  • Mangal P. Chakraborty
  • Dipankar Dasgupta
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4163)


The work explores the potentiality of a clonal selection algorithm in pattern recognition (PR). In particular, a retraining scheme for the clonal selection algorithm is formulated for better recognition of handwritten numerals (a 10-class classification problem). Empirical study with two datasets (each of which contains about 12,000 handwritten samples for 10 numerals) shows that the proposed approach exhibits very good generalization ability. Experimental results reported the average recognition accuracy of about 96%. The effect of control parameters on the performance of the algorithm is analyzed and the scope for further improvement in recognition accuracy is discussed.


Clonal selection algorithm character recognition Indic scripts handwritten digits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Utpal Garain
    • 1
  • Mangal P. Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Dipankar Dasgupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.The University of MemphisMemphis

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