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Machine Learning




Basic understanding of machine learning and neural networks.

Skills to be Learned:

Designing and implementing CNN layers for image feature extraction

Handwriting Recognition with Machine Learning

Discover the art of machine learning for handwriting recognition in our intensive course. Master techniques from CNNs to RNNs and develop your own system for deciphering handwritten texts.

This is an immersive project-based course designed for individuals interested in tackling the challenging task of handwriting recognition using machine learning techniques. Handwriting recognition has numerous real-world applications, from digitizing historical documents to enhancing human-computer interaction. In this course, you will have hands-on experience to understand the intricacies of processing image and text data, building deep learning models, and implementing advanced techniques like Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs). By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to develop your handwriting recognition system.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, participants will:

1. Gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of handwriting recognition.

2. Learn how to preprocess image and text data for machine learning.

3. Master the art of splitting data into training and testing sets for model evaluation.

4. Acquire hands-on experience in designing and implementing CNN layers to extract meaningful features from images.

5. Develop an understanding of RNNs, particularly Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory (Bi-LSTM) layers, and their role in sequential modeling.

6. Explore Connectionist Temporal Classification (CTC) loss for sequence-to-sequence modeling.

7. Implement CTC decoding for transforming model outputs into text.

8. Evaluate the performance of the handwriting recognition model using appropriate metrics.


- Basic knowledge of machine learning concepts and neural networks.

- Proficiency in Python programming.

- Familiarity with relevant machine learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras).

- Access to a Python environment with necessary libraries and GPU support for deep learning.

Libraries and Programming Language Used:

- Python programming language.

- TensorFlow and Keras for deep learning.

- Relevant data manipulation and preprocessing libraries.

Course Syllabus:


   - Understanding handwriting recognition and its applications.

   - Overview of the course structure and goals.

Preprocess Image and Text Data

   - Data collection and acquisition.

   - Data cleaning and preprocessing for both image and text data.

Splitting the Data into Training and Testing

   - Strategies for creating robust training and testing datasets.

   - Techniques for data splitting and validation.

Implementation of CNN Layers to Extract Features

   - Building Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) layers for image feature extraction.

   - Handling image data augmentation.

Implementation of RNN (Bi-LSTM) Layers to the Sequential Model

   - Introduction to Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs).

   - Implementing Bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory (Bi-LSTM) layers for sequential modeling.

CTC Loss and CTC Decode

   - Understanding Connectionist Temporal Classification (CTC) loss.

   - Implementing CTC loss and decoding for sequence-to-sequence tasks.

Evaluation of Model

   - Performance metrics for handwriting recognition.

   - Model evaluation and fine-tuning.

Delve into the world of handwriting recognition with our detailed, project-based course. Designed for those keen on machine learning, this course covers everything from image and text data processing to implementing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs). You'll gain practical experience in building deep learning models and explore advanced techniques essential for handwriting recognition. By the course's end, you'll be equipped with the skills to create a sophisticated handwriting recognition system, opening doors to various real-world applications

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