148 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Various problems towards the development of Indian Postal Automation (IPA) system is discussed here. More specifically, in this endeavor, some of the tasks such as, statistical analysis of Indian postal documents, bi-lingual pin code digit recognition, script identification prior to city name recognition, and Dynamic Programming (DP) based city name recognition of Bangla script are the major contributions of this work. The feature sets considered for the work consists of Structural and Statistical features, Normalized binary pixel images, Direction code based features, Gradient based features etc. For recognition, two categories of classifiers, viz., Multi Layer Perceptron (MLP) and Modified Quadratic Discriminant Function (MQDF) based classifiers have been selectively tested here and detailed results are presented.