Foundations of Cursive Scene Text
This chapter presents principle concepts of Arabic and Arabic-like text analysis appears in natural images. The Arabic script has a complex writing style which constitutes numerous problems to address prior to apply state-of-the-art techniques. If script complexities define in detail, then it supports to those researchers who are not familiarize with basic structure of the Arabic script. This chapter aims to provide information about the structure of the Arabic script and its context learning characteristics. The Arabic script research witnessed the interest shift of document image analysis researchers from recognition of optical characters to recognition of characters appeared in natural images. The literature on Latin and Chinese script-based scene text recognition system can be found but Arabic-like scene text recognition problem is yet to be addressed in detail.