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Text line aggregation

Beck, Christopher; Broun, Alan; Mirmehdi, Majid; Pipe, Anthony G.; Melhuish, Chris

Authors

Christopher Beck

Alan Broun alan.broun@uwe.ac.uk

Majid Mirmehdi

Chris Melhuish Chris.Melhuish@uwe.ac.uk
AVC - Advanced Technologies & Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems



Contributors

M De Marsico
Editor

A Tabbone
Editor

A Fred
Editor

Abstract

We present a new approach to text line aggregation that can work as both a line formation stage for a myriad of text segmentation methods (over all orientations) and as an extra level of filtering to remove false text candidates. The proposed method is centred on the processing of candidate text components based on local and global measures. We use orientation histograms to build an understanding of paragraphs, and filter noise and construct lines based on the discovery of prominent orientations. Paragraphs are then reduced to seed components and lines are reconstructed around these components. We demonstrate results for text aggregation on the ICDAR 2003 Robust Reading Competition data, and also present results on our own more complex data set.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 393-401
Book Title Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
ISBN 9789897580185
APA6 Citation Beck, C., Broun, A., Mirmehdi, M., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Text line aggregation. In M. De Marsico, A. Tabbone, & A. Fred (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, 393-401. ESEO. https://doi.org/10.5220/0004817903930401
DOI https://doi.org/10.5220/0004817903930401
Keywords text aggregation, line construction, text detection
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0004817903930401
Related Public URLs http://www.icpram.org/
Additional Information Additional Information : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, March 6-8 2014, in ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
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