OCR (Optical Character Recognition); Pattern Recognition; Handwritten Recognition; Public Data

The "MANUU: Handwritten Urdu OCR Dataset" is an extensive and meticulously curated collection to advance OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for handwritten Urdu letters, digits, and words. The compilation of the dataset has been conducted methodically, ensuring that it encompasses a wide variety of handwritten instances. This comprehensive collection enables the construction and assessment of strong models for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems specifically designed for the complexities of the Urdu script.

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CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart). Only humans can successfully complete this test; current computer systems cannot. It is utilized in several applications for both human and machine identification. Text-based CAPTCHAs are the most typical type used on websites. Most of the letters in this protected CAPTCHA script are in English, it is challenging for rural residents who only speak their native tongues to pass the test.

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This paper presents a digital image dataset of historical handwritten birth records stored in the archives of several parishes
across Sweden, together with the corresponding metadata that supports the evaluation of document analysis algorithms’

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