Knowledge-driven understanding of images in comic books

  • Christophe Rigaud
  • Clément Guérin
  • Dimosthenis Karatzas
  • Jean-Christophe Burie
  • Jean-Marc Ogier
Original Paper

Abstract

Document analysis is an active field of research, which can attain a complete understanding of the semantics of a given document. One example of the document understanding process is enabling a computer to identify the key elements of a comic book story and arrange them according to a predefined domain knowledge. In this study, we propose a knowledge-driven system that can interact with bottom-up and top-down information to progressively understand the content of a document. We model the comic book’s and the image processing domains knowledge for information consistency analysis. In addition, different image processing methods are improved or developed to extract panels, balloons, tails, texts, comic characters and their semantic relations in an unsupervised way.

Keywords

Document understanding Comics analysis Expert system 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Rigaud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Clément Guérin
    • 1
  • Dimosthenis Karatzas
    • 2
  • Jean-Christophe Burie
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Ogier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire L3iUniversité de La RochelleLa Rochelle Cedex 1France
  2. 2.Computer Vision CenterUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

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