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Author Arvanitopoulos, N. ♦ Susstrunk, S.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Gray-scale ♦ Image color analysis ♦ Accuracy ♦ Robustness ♦ Layout ♦ Smoothing methods ♦ Feature extraction
Abstract We propose a novel algorithm for automatic text line extraction on color and gray scale manuscript pages without prior binarization. Our algorithm is based on seam carving to compute separating seams between text lines. Seam carving is likely to produce seams that move through gaps between neighboring lines, if no information about the text geometry is incorporated into the problem. By constraining the optimization procedure inside the region between two consecutive text lines, we can produce robust separating seams that do not cut through word and line components. Extensive experimental evaluations on diverse manuscript pages show that we improve upon the state-of-the-art for grayscale text line extraction.
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Comput. & Commun. Sci. (IC), Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (Arvanitopoulos, N.; Susstrunk, S.)
ISBN 9781479943357
ISSN 21676445
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-09-01
Publisher Place Greece
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781479943340
Size (in Bytes) 638.08 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 726
Ending Page 731

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library