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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Global-local-global method for logical structure extraction of form document imaging
Author(s): Hong Zhao; Bing Liu; Zao Jiang; Tobias Ostgathe
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Paper Abstract

Many methods on form document image analysis have been proposed, but only a few of them have treated the extraction of logical structure. A new method called global-local-global (GLG) method for the logical structure extraction of a form document is proposed in this paper. Its algorithm consists of three phases: global division, local logical structure analysis, and global redivision of the whole document. GLG method emphasizes the global layout structure analysis and has a high accuracy. It is robust for treating with the accidental direct adjacent relationship between two unrelated cells. In addition, a logical structure tree is proposed to represent the logical structure of a form document.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 9(3) doi: 10.1117/1.482746
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 9, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Hong Zhao, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Bing Liu, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Zao Jiang, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Tobias Ostgathe, Fachhochschule Ulm (Germany)


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