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Digit Recognition Using Single Layer Neural Network with Principal Component Analysis

Singh, Vineet and Lal, Sunil P. (2014) Digit Recognition Using Single Layer Neural Network with Principal Component Analysis. [Conference Proceedings]

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This paper presents an approach to digit recognition using single layer neural network classifier with Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The handwritten digit recognition is an important area of research as there are so many applications which are using handwritten recognition and it can also be applied to new application. There are many algorithms applied to this computer vision problem and many more algorithms are continuously developed on this to make the handwritten recognition classify digits more accurately with less computation involved. The proposed model in this paper aims to reduce the features to reduce computation requirements and successfully classify the digit into 10 categories (0 to 9). The system designed consists of backward propagation (BP) neural network and is trained and tested on the MNIST dataset of handwritten digit. The proposed system was able to obtain 98.39% accuracy on the MNIST 10,000 test dataset. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is used for feature extraction to curtail the computational and training time and at the same time produce high accuracy. It was clearly observed that the training time is reduced by up to 80% depending on the number of principal component selected. We will consider not only the accuracy, but also the training time, recognition time and memory requirements for entire process. Further, we identified the digits which were misclassified by the algorithm. Finally, we generate our own test dataset and predict the labels using this system.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Sumeet Lal
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 23:21
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 02:55

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