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Text extraction from web images
Author(s): Changsong Liu; Cheng Yang; Xiaoqing Ding; Jian Fan
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Paper Abstract

Web images constitute an important part of web document and become a powerful medium of expression, especially for the images containing text. The text embedded in web images often carry semantic information related to layout and content of the pages. Statistics show that there is a significant need to detect and recognize text from web images. In this paper, we first give a short review of these methods proposed for text detection and recognition in web images; then a framework to extract from web images is presented, including stages of text localization and recognition. In text localization stage, localization method is applied to generate text candidates and a two-stage strategy is utilized to select text candidates, then text regions are localized using a coarse-to-fine text lines extraction algorithm. For text recognition, two text region binarization methods have been proposed to improve the performance of text recognition in web images. Experimental results for text localization and recognition prove the effectiveness of these methods. Additionally, a recognition evaluation for text regions in web images has been conducted for benchmark.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2011
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7879, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II, 78790P (7 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880027
Show Author Affiliations
Changsong Liu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Cheng Yang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Ding, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jian Fan, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7879:
Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II
Qian Lin; Jan P. Allebach; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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