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Document segmentation via oblique cuts
Author(s): Jeremy Svendsen; Alexandra Branzan-Albu
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel solution for the layout segmentation of graphical elements in Business Intelligence documents. We propose a generalization of the recursive X-Y cut algorithm, which allows for cutting along arbitrary oblique directions. An intermediate processing step consisting of line and solid region removal is also necessary due to presence of decorative elements. The output of the proposed segmentation is a hierarchical structure which allows for the identification of primitives in pie and bar charts. The algorithm was tested on a database composed of charts from business documents. Results are very promising.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8658, Document Recognition and Retrieval XX, 86580T (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003351
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Jeremy Svendsen, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Alexandra Branzan-Albu, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8658:
Document Recognition and Retrieval XX
Richard Zanibbi; Bertrand Coüasnon, Editor(s)

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