Robust Uyghur Text Localization in Complex Background Images

  • Jianjun Chen
  • Yun Song
  • Hongtao XieEmail author
  • Xi Chen
  • Han Deng
  • Yizhi Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9917)


Text localization in complex background images remains a challenging task, especially for Uyghur text. Since the existing methods mostly focus on English and Chinese. Uyghur as a minority language is paid less attention. This paper proposes a robust and precise method for locating Uyghur texts in complex background images. Firstly, a multi-color-channel enhanced Maximally Stable Extremal Regions (MSERs) extraction scheme is used to capture text components robustly. Then, the strong classification and retrieve strategy (SCRS) accurately identifies text components. Finally, our method precisely connects text components into lines according to component connectivity. The proposed method is evaluated on the UICBI400 dataset, and the F-measure is over 82.8%, which is much better than the state-of-the-art performance of 61.6%.


Text detection Text localization MSERs Uyghur extraction 



This work is supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (61303171), Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (2016JJ2005), the “Strategic Priority Research Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA06031000), Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Science and Technology Project (201230123), Hunan Provincial University Innovation Platform Open Fund Project of China (14K037).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianjun Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yun Song
    • 1
  • Hongtao Xie
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xi Chen
    • 1
  • Han Deng
    • 2
  • Yizhi Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication EngineeringChangsha University of Science and TechnologyChangshaChina
  2. 2.Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Computer Science and EngineeringHunan University of Science and TechnologyXiangtanChina

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