by: Indian Statistical Institute • 13
This is an application for Bangla (2nd most popular Indic script) Handwriting Recognition on android based mobile devices. It has been tested on Froyo,Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Icecream Sandwich and Jellybean platforms (basically Android OS versions 2.2,2.3,3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 should be fine).
This app may be conveniently used for sending email or SMS in Bangla by writing the content using finger tip on the touch screen of the device. The recognition is done on the basis of isolated characters. The system is user adaptive in the sense that during initial use by a new user, frequent errors are expected but the Recogniser gradually "learns" the user's handwriting style - the recognition error should decrease rapidly with the entering of corrections over repeated use.
The present application is still in the development (alpha) phase and is mainly for the purpose of initial testing by the end user. We welcome android based mobile users who can write Bengali for its free use. We would be grateful if the users submit their feedback on this application.
Aruni Roy Chowdhury
Dr Ujjwal Bhattacharya