Comparison of String Similarity Algorithm in post-processing OCR

Al Birr Karim Susanto, Nuraziz Muliadi, Bagus Nugroho, Muljono Muljono


The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) problem that often occurs is that the image used, has a lot of noise covering letters in a word partially. This can cause misspellings in the process of word recognition or detection in the image. After the OCR process, we must do some post-processing for correcting the word. The words will be corrected using a string similarity algorithm. So what is the best algorithm? We conducted a comparison algorithm including the Levenshtein distance, Hamming distance, Jaro-Winkler, and Sørensen – Dice coefficient. After testing, the most effective algorithm is the Sørensen-Dice coefficient with a value of 0.88 for the value of precision, recall, and F1 score

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