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Image Analysis and Recognition

Volume 5627 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 855-864

Suppression of Foxing in Historical Books Using Inpainting

  • Ryan ZarembaAffiliated withLancaster UniversityDept. Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph
  • , Michael WirthAffiliated withLancaster UniversityDept. Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph

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Abstract

Many historical books contain a form of deterioration known as foxing, a brownish stain which has the effect of altering aesthetic and visual appeal. In this paper we explore a novel technique for suppressing foxing in historical manuscripts using an image processing technique known as inpainting.

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historical books inpainting foxing image restoration