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Effectiveness of polynomial wavelets in text and image segmentation
Author(s): Shulan Deng; Shahram Latifi; Emma Regentova
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Paper Abstract

Wavelet transforms have been widely used as effective tools in texture segmentation in the past decade. Segmentation of document images, which usually contain three types of texture information: text, picture and background, can be regarded as a special case of texture segmentation. B-spline wavelets possess some desirable properties such as being well localized in time and frequency, and being compactly supported, which make them a good approach to texture analysis. In this paper, cubic B-spline wavelets are applied to document images; thereafter, each texture is featured by several regional and statistical characteristics estimated at the outputs of high frequency bands of spline wavelet transforms. Then three-means classification is applied for classifying pixels which have similar features. We also examine and evaluate the contributions of different factors to the segmentation results from the viewpoints of decomposition levels, frequency bands and feature selection, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3967, Document Recognition and Retrieval VII, (22 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373500
Show Author Affiliations
Shulan Deng, Univ. of Nevada/Las Vegas (United States)
Shahram Latifi, Univ. of Nevada/Las Vegas (United States)
Emma Regentova, Univ. of Nevada/Las Vegas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3967:
Document Recognition and Retrieval VII
Daniel P. Lopresti; Jiangying Zhou, Editor(s)

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