A presentation on attempt to extract words from handwritten text lines in Gujarati script is hereby submitted. The very cursive nature of most Indian scripts makes the word extraction process a very critical one for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) activity. This cursive nature also causes difficulty during character extraction and modifier extraction. Word extraction is considered as one of the important stage of OCR, which directly affects the accuracy level of OCR. A combination of some proven methods like projection profile with morphological operations is used to enhance accuracy of the word extraction.
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