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Scene text detection by leveraging multi-channel information and local context
Author(s): Runmin Wang; Shengyou Qian; Jianfeng Yang; Changxin Gao
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Paper Abstract

As an important information carrier, texts play significant roles in many applications. However, text detection in unconstrained scenes is a challenging problem due to cluttered backgrounds, various appearances, uneven illumination, etc.. In this paper, an approach based on multi-channel information and local context is proposed to detect texts in natural scenes. According to character candidate detection plays a vital role in text detection system, Maximally Stable Extremal Regions(MSERs) and Graph-cut based method are integrated to obtain the character candidates by leveraging the multi-channel image information. A cascaded false positive elimination mechanism are constructed from the perspective of the character and the text line respectively. Since the local context information is very valuable for us, these information is utilized to retrieve the missing characters for boosting the text detection performance. Experimental results on two benchmark datasets, i.e., the ICDAR 2011 dataset and the ICDAR 2013 dataset, demonstrate that the proposed method have achieved the state-of-the-art performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10609, MIPPR 2017: Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, 106090K (8 March 2018);
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Runmin Wang, Hunan Normal Univ. (China)
Shengyou Qian, Hunan Normal Univ. (China)
Jianfeng Yang, Hunan Normal Univ. (China)
Changxin Gao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10609:
MIPPR 2017: Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision
Zhiguo Cao; Yuehuang Wang; Chao Cai, Editor(s)

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