Invariant Radon-Moment Descriptor for Postal Applications


  • Mirosław Miciak


In this article a new solution of handwritten digits recognition system for postal applications is presented. Moreover, in this paper, a new approach of handwritten characters recognition was presented. The implemented algorithm is applied to recognition of postal items on the basis of postcode information. In connection with this article the research was carried with all digit characters used in authentic zip code of various mail pieces. Additionally, the paper contains some preliminary image processing for example normalization of the character. The main objective of this article is to use the Radon Transformation and other moments values to obtain a invariant set of character image features, on basis of which postal code will be classified. The reported experiments results prove the effectiveness of the proposed method. Furthermore, causes of errors as well as possible improvement of recognition results will be presented.


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