Database for Arabic Handwritten Characters and Ligatures
The DBAHCL database is designed for the training and testing recognition systems for handwritten Arabic characters and ligatures. It covers all forms of Arabic characters, including vertical ligatures of characters. This database contains 15,400 character shapes, 9,900 of which are ligatures written by 50 writers. The DBAHCL database can be used to compare the effectiveness of some techniques of recognition of all forms of Arabic handwritten characters and for approaches that recognize the word after segmentation.
The database is publicly available for the purpose of research. For non-commercial research it is free.
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