Classification of handwritten digits

Classification of handwritten digits

From the post:

In this blog post I show some experiments with algorithmic recognition of images of handwritten digits.

I followed the algorithm described in Chapter 10 of the book “Matrix Methods in Data Mining and Pattern Recognition” by Lars Elden.

The algorithm described uses the so called thin Singular Value Decomposition (SVD).

An interesting introduction to a traditional machine learning exercise.

Not to mention the use of Mathematica, a standard tool for mathematical analysis.

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