Character extraction from scene image using fuzzy entropy and rule-based technique

  • Opas Chutatape
  • Li Li
Poster Session I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1296)


This paper presents a segmentation technique based on fuzzy logic and information entropy principle to extract alphanumeric characters from general scene images. In this approach, the scene images are segmented into various regions based on fuzzy entropy method. A coarse searching technique is then implemented to locate potential character regions, followed by a rule-based character detecting technique to accurately extract characters. The x-projection/profile is also applied to search for any missing characters. Test results show that the proposed method is capable of extracting alphanumeric characters from various scene images under badly illuminating condition.

Key words

Thresholding region grouping fuzzy entropy pattern analysis 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Opas Chutatape
    • 1
  • Li Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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