Automatic Text Localization in Natural Scene Images

  • Adam Kozłowski
  • Paweł Strumiłło
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 102)

Summary

In this paper we present an approach to automatic localization of text in natural scene images. Text which is embedded in a natural scene, e.g. in the street, shop or a bus stop, is not available to visually impaired persons, therefore it is necessary to design systems for automatic localization and recognition of such text in a image of such a scene. We propose an approach that utilizes a novel corner measure and is based on the assumption that areas of image containing text exhibit a large density of edges forming corners. We show that the proposed method combines computational simplicity and very good precision and recall on a well-known reference image database.

Keywords

Natural Scene Optical Character Recognition Text Localization Text Detection Text Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Kozłowski
    • 1
  • Paweł Strumiłło
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ElectronicsTechnical University of LodzPoland

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