Deep learning methods have become the key ingredient in the field of computer vision; in particular, convolutional neural networks (CNNs). Appropriating the network architecture and data pre-processing have significant impact on performance. This paper focuses on the classification of handwritten Chinese numbers. Firstly, we applied various methods of pre-processing to our collected image dataset. Secondly, we customised a CNN-based architecture with minimal number of layers and parameters specifically for the task. Experimental results showed that our proposed methods provides superior classification rate of 99.1%. Our results also show that the proposed method has competitive performance compared to smaller neural networks with fewer parameters, e.g. Squeezenet and deeper networks with a larger size and number of parameters, e.g., pre-trained GoogLeNet and MobileNetV2.
|Title of host publication||2021 5th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IPRIA)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Jul 2021|
|Name||International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IPRIA): Proceedings|