Arabic Handwritten Digits Recognition based on Convolutional neural networks with Resnet-34 Model

Rasool Hasan Finjan


HandWritten digits recognition has attracted the attention of researchers in pattern recognition fields, due to its importance in many applications which is a continues challenge in last years. For this motivation, The researchers created several algorithms in recognition of different human languages, but the problem of the Arabic language is still widespread. Concerning its importance in many Arab and Islamic countries, However, there is still little work to recognize patterns of letters and digits. In this paper, a new method is proposed that used pre-trained Convolutional neural networks with Resnet-34 model what is known as Transfer learning for recognizing digits in the Arabic language that provides us a high accuracy when this type of network is applied. this work is used a famous Arabic Handwritten Digits dataset that called MADBase that contains 60000 training and 1000 testing samples that in later steps was converted to grayscale samples for convenient handling during the training process. This proposed method recorded The highest accuracy compared to previous methods which is 99.6%.


Handwritten Digits Recognition; Convolutional neural networks; Transfer Learning; Resnet Model; Deep Learning


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