JACIII Vol.28 No.1 pp. 122-128
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2024.p0122

Research Paper:

Construction of Handwritten Indus Signs Dataset Employing Social Approach

Sujata Saini ORCID Icon, Hiroki Shibata ORCID Icon, and Yasufumi Takama ORCID Icon

School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
6-6 Ashigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan

March 20, 2023
September 6, 2023
January 20, 2024
Indus sign dataset, image classification, dataset creation

This paper constructs a dataset of handwritten Indus signs employing a social approach. A writing system called the Indus script was created in the Indus civilization. It has been decoded numerous times throughout the years, but it has not yet been fully deciphered. Due to a lack of information and the scarcity of evidence, the mystery of the Indus signs has not yet been fully solved. Recently, there has been an increase in demand for huge datasets in order to use cutting-edge machine learning techniques. Considering the restricted availability of images of authentic Indus signs, this paper proposes creating an Indus signs dataset by asking participants to draw the Indus signs while referring to the image of the original Indus signs. A web application was developed and used to collect the 44 participants’ handwritten images of ten Indus signs. To show the availability of the constructed dataset, it is used to train convolutional neural networks. The experimental result demonstrates that the model can classify the images of original Indus script with 70% accuracy.

Handwritten Indus sign dataset

Handwritten Indus sign dataset

Cite this article as:
S. Saini, H. Shibata, and Y. Takama, “Construction of Handwritten Indus Signs Dataset Employing Social Approach,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.28 No.1, pp. 122-128, 2024.
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