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Error analysis of a hybrid multiple classifier system for recognizing unconstrained handwritten numerals

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Error analysis of a hybrid multiple classifier system for recognizing unconstrained handwritten numerals

He, Chun Lei (2005) Error analysis of a hybrid multiple classifier system for recognizing unconstrained handwritten numerals. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Since the early 1990s, many research communities, amongst the pattern recognition and machine learning, have shown a growing interest in Multiple Classifier Systems (MCSs), particularly for the recognition of handwritten words and numerals. This thesis is divided into two parts. First, we construct an effective hybrid MCS (HMCS) of handwritten numeral recognition in order to raise the reliability of the entire system. This HMCS is proposed by integrating the cooperation (serial topology) and combination (parallel topology) of three classifiers: SVM, MQDF, and LeNet-5. In cooperation, patterns rejected from the previous classifier become the input of the next classifier. Based on the principles of different classifiers, effective measurements for the rejection options---First Rank Measurement (FRM), Differential Measurement (DM), and Probability Measurement (PM) are defined. In combination, Weighted Borda Count (WBC) at the rank level, which reflects confidence and preference of different ranks in different classes with different classifiers, is applied. Second, we analyze factors that cause the errors in HMCS. In this process, we focus mainly on the role of size normalization on the recognition of handwritten numerals.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:He, Chun Lei
Pagination:x, 95 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Suen, Ching Y
ID Code:8493
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:26
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:27
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