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Braille2Alpha: braille dots recognition with alphanumeric conversion

Zainal, Abidah and Mustapha, Aida and Saringat, Mohd Zainuri and Raja, Pravind (2017) Braille2Alpha: braille dots recognition with alphanumeric conversion. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 7 (4-2). pp. 1492-1497. ISSN 20885334

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Abstract

The Braille system is a tactile language where each element is represented by a cell with six dot positions, arranged in three rows and two columns. Each dot position can be raised or otherwise allowing different configurations which can be felt by trained fingers. For caregivers with normal sights, training their fingers is not naturally easy. This paper presents an image processing approach to Braille dots recognition with alphanumeric conversion, whereby a person with normal eyesight is able to translate a raw Braille image captured by a mobile camera into the corresponding alphanumeric texts. Image pre-processing relies heavily on various segmentation algorithms in the MATLAB image processing Toolbox. This application is hoped to help the blind and the visually impaired community as well as their caregivers to translate Braille texts digitally, hence enhancing the communication and collaboration possibilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Image processing; Canny algorithm; braille; android
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10933
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