A Ground Truth Bleed-Through Document Image Database

  • Róisín Rowley-Brooke
  • François Pitié
  • Anil Kokaram
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7489)


This paper introduces a new database of 25 recto/verso image pairs from documents suffering from bleed-through degradation, together with manually created foreground text masks. The structure and creation of the database is described, and three bleed-through restoration methods are compared in two ways; visually, and quantitatively using the ground truth masks.


Document database bleed-through document restoration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Róisín Rowley-Brooke
    • 1
  • François Pitié
    • 1
  • Anil Kokaram
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringTrinity College DublinIreland

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