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Hybrid one‑class classifier ensemble based on fuzzy integral for open‑lexicon handwritten Arabic word recognition

Bilal Hadjadji; Youcef Chibani; Hassiba Nemmour

One-class classifier (OCC) is involved for solving different kinds of problems due to its ability to represent a class distribution regardless the remaining classes. Its main advantage for multi-class classification is offering an open system and therefore allows easily extending new classes without retraining OCCs. So far, hidden Markov models, support vector machines and neural networks are the most used classifiers for Arabic word recognition, which provides a system with closed lexicon. In this paper, the OCCs are explored in order to perform an Arabic word recognition system with an open lexicon. Generally, pattern
recognition systems designed by a single system suffer from limitations such as the lack of uniqueness and non-universality.

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