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Workbook for e-Education: Children’s Online Handwriting Quality Analysis
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  • Hanen Akouaydi ,
  • Yahia Hamdi ,
  • Houcine Boubaker ,
  • Faouzi Alaya Cheikh ,
  • Adel M. Alimi
Hanen Akouaydi
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Yahia Hamdi
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Houcine Boubaker
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Faouzi Alaya Cheikh
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Adel M. Alimi
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This paper describes an innovative e-learning project which is the development of a digital workbook that helps teaching handwriting at school. In this work, we propose a new qualitative and quantitative analysis process of cursive handwriting. This process detects automatically mistakes, gives a real-time feedback and helps teachers evaluate children’s writing skills. The main aim of this digital workbook is to help children learn how to write correctly. The proposed process is composed of five main criteria: shape,direction, stroke order, position respect to the reference lines and kinematics of the trace. It analyzes the handwriting quality and gives automatically feedback based on the Beta-Elliptic Model using similarity detection (SD) and dissimilarity distance (DD) measure. Our work apprehends dynamic and visual representation of the acquired traces and selects efficient features adapted to various handwriting styles and multiple script languages such as Arabic, Latin, digits, and symbols drawing. It demonstrates that beta-elliptic is not only a model for segmentation and recognition but also a tool to evaluate handwriting. Our application offers two interactive interfaces respectively dedicated to learners, and experts or teachers who can adapt it easily to the specificity of each child. The validation of the proposed system is done on a database collected in Tunisia primary schools with 400 children. Experimental results show that the efficiency and robustness of our suggested framework that do help teachers and children by offering positive feedback throughout the handwriting learning process using tactile digital devices.