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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Unified layout analysis and text localization framework
Author(s): Nikos Vasilopoulos; Ergina Kavallieratou
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Paper Abstract

A technique appropriate for extracting textual information from documents with complex layouts, such as newspapers and journals, is presented. It is a combination of a foreground analysis and a text localization method. The first one is used to segment the page in text and nontext blocks, whereas the second one is used to detect text that may be embedded inside images, charts, diagrams, tables, etc. Detailed experiments on two public databases showed that mixing layout analysis and text localization techniques can lead to improved page segmentation and text extraction results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2017
PDF: 11 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 26(1) 013009 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.013009
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 26, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Nikos Vasilopoulos, Univ. of the Aegean (Greece)
Ergina Kavallieratou, Univ. of the Aegean (Greece)


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