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KHATT Database Copyright and License Agreement

Copyright © 2014 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals*.
Permission to include in application Database or to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work is subject to the following licensing agreement.

KHATT Database License Agreement

The King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Handwritten Arabic Text database (hereafter, KHATT خط ) published by KFUPM is copyrighted by KFUPM and ownership of all rights, title and interest in and to KHATT remains with KFUPM. By using or copying KHATT, you (hereafter, User) agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement.

KFUPM grants to User a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to copy and modify KHATT solely for academic, research and other similar non-commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

  1. User acknowledges that KHATT Database is a work in progress and that it is being supplied "as is," without any support services from KFUPM. Neither KFUPM nor the authors* make any representations or warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any representations or warranties of the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, or that the application of KHATT Database, will not infringe on any patents or other proprietary rights of others.

  2. KFUPM shall not be held liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising from any claim by User or any third party with respect to uses allowed under this Agreement, or from any use of KHATT Database.

  3. User agrees to fully indemnify and hold harmless KFUPM and/or the authors of the original work from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, losses, damages, costs and expenses arising out of the User's use of KHATT Database, including, without limitation, the User's modification of KHATT Database. 

  4. In all documents and papers that report on research that use KHATT, the following paper should be cited:

  5. S. A. Mahmoud, I. Ahmad, M. Alshayeb, W. G. Al-Khatib, M. T. Parvez, G. A. Fink, V. Margner, and H. EL Abed, KHATT: Arabic Offline Handwritten Text Database, In Proceedings of the 13th   International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2012), Bari, Italy, 2012, pp. 447-452, IEEE Computer Society.

  6. User may modify KHATT Database for personal use, but may not distribute that modified work, or the original KHATT Database, to third parties.

  7. In all documents and papers that report on research that uses KHATT, KHATT Database will be properly acknowledged and/or cited.

  8. This agreement will terminate immediately upon User's breach of, or non-compliance with, any of its terms. User may be held liable for any copyright infringement or the infringement of any other proprietary rights in KHATT Database that is caused or facilitated by the User's failure to abide by the terms of this agreement. 

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