Date Added: Jul 2011
Automatic recognition of handwritten Devnagri numerals is a difficult task in pattern recognition. It has numerous applications including those in postal sorting and bank cheque processing. In this paper, a fast and effective method is proposed for recognition of isolated handwritten Devnagri numerals based on JPEG image compression algorithm, which is less time consuming as compared to artificial neural network based recognition systems. In JPEG image compression, which has high compression ratio, a unique vector which helps to identify each character is generated.