Bangla is also derived from the Brahmi script and it started to diverge from the Devnagari script during the 11th Century AD. This script is also used to write a few other languages such as Assamese, Manipuri etc. The present database of handwritten isolated Bangla numerals consists of 23392 samples written by 1106 persons. These samples had been collected from 465 mail pieces and 268 job application forms and for the rest, we used a specially designed form.



  • U. Bhattacharya and B. B. Chaudhuri, Handwritten numeral databases of Indian scripts and multistage recognition of mixed numerals, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 31(3 ), 2009, 444-457.
  • U. Bhattacharya and B. B. Chaudhuri, "Databases for research on recognition of handwritten characters of Indian scripts", In Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR-2005), Seoul, Korea, vol. II, page: 789-793, 2005.

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