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A hybrid algorithm for the segmentation of books in libraries
Author(s): Zilong Hu; Jinshan Tang; Liang Lei
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes an algorithm for book segmentation based on bookshelves images. The algorithm can be separated into three parts. The first part is pre-processing, aiming at eliminating or decreasing the effect of image noise and illumination conditions. The second part is near-horizontal line detection based on Canny edge detector, and separating a bookshelves image into multiple sub-images so that each sub-image contains an individual shelf. The last part is book segmentation. In each shelf image, near-vertical line is detected, and obtained lines are used for book segmentation. The proposed algorithm was tested with the bookshelf images taken from OPIE library in MTU, and the experimental results demonstrate good performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9869, Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2016, 98690K (19 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223338
Show Author Affiliations
Zilong Hu, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Jinshan Tang, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Liang Lei, Chongqing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9869:
Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2016
Sos S. Agaian; Sabah A. Jassim, Editor(s)

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