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An Arabic Optical Braille Recognition System

An Arabic Optical Braille Recognition System
An Arabic Optical Braille Recognition System
Technology has shown great promise in providing access to textual information for visually impaired people. Optical Braille Recognition (OBR) allows people with visual impairments to read volumes of typewritten documents with the help of flatbed scanners and OBR software. This project looks at developing a system to recognize an image of embossed Arabic Braille and then convert it to text. It particularly aims to build fully functional Optical Arabic Braille Recognition system. It has two main tasks, first is to recognize printed Braille cells, and second is to convert them to regular text. Converting Braille to text is not simply a one to one mapping, because one cell may represent one symbol (alphabet letter, digit, or special character), two or more symbols, or part of a symbol. Moreover, multiple cells may represent a single symbol.
Al-Salman, AbdulMalik
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AlOhali, Yosef
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AlKanhal, Mohammed
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AlRajih, Abdullah
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Al-Salman, AbdulMalik
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AlOhali, Yosef
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AlKanhal, Mohammed
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AlRajih, Abdullah
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Al-Salman, AbdulMalik, AlOhali, Yosef, AlKanhal, Mohammed and AlRajih, Abdullah (2007) An Arabic Optical Braille Recognition System. ICTA, Tunisia.

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Abstract

Technology has shown great promise in providing access to textual information for visually impaired people. Optical Braille Recognition (OBR) allows people with visual impairments to read volumes of typewritten documents with the help of flatbed scanners and OBR software. This project looks at developing a system to recognize an image of embossed Arabic Braille and then convert it to text. It particularly aims to build fully functional Optical Arabic Braille Recognition system. It has two main tasks, first is to recognize printed Braille cells, and second is to convert them to regular text. Converting Braille to text is not simply a one to one mapping, because one cell may represent one symbol (alphabet letter, digit, or special character), two or more symbols, or part of a symbol. Moreover, multiple cells may represent a single symbol.

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Published date: April 2007
Venue - Dates: ICTA, Tunisia, 2007-04-01
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 272253
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272253
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Date deposited: 05 May 2011 18:13
Last modified: 30 Jul 2019 18:58

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