Improving the use of contours for off-line Cursive Script Segmentation

  • G. Boccignone
  • M. De Santo
  • A. Chianese
  • A. Picariello
Pattern Recognition and Document Processing
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 974)


In this paper we show a new method for efficiently extracting information from contour analysis and demonstrate their use to face the Cursive Script Segmentation challenge. Expressly, our method improves the use of contour to detect the so-called baselines and to use them for a “zone” analysis of the text rows. Furthermore, we show how it is possible to use our method to solve critical situations due to slant and character overhanging. A final discussion about experimental results is also reported.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Boccignone
    • 1
  • M. De Santo
    • 1
  • A. Chianese
    • 2
  • A. Picariello
    • 2
  1. 1.DIIIEUniversità Degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (Sa)Italy
  2. 2.DISUniversità Degli Studi Federico IINapoliItaly

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