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Optical Engineering

Document layout extraction using soft ordering
Author(s): Phillip E. Mitchell; Hong Yan
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Paper Abstract

We present an algorithm that can determine the layout of an arbitrary document with great flexibility. The bottom-up approach of pattern extraction and classification provides good segmentation and is insensitive to skew. Soft ordering is a feature that improves segmentation by allowing distinct regions to physically overlap. It is also used to determine the correct order of the document regions. The algorithm can extract and place all the distinct document regions into a logical layout and column structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(11) doi: 10.1117/1.1512907
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 11
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Phillip E. Mitchell, City Univ. of Hong Kong and Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Hong Yan, City Univ. of Hong Kong and Univ. of Sydney (Hong Kong)

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