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A simple methodology to bank cheque segmentation

  • José Eduardo B. Santos
  • Flâvio Bortolozzi
  • Robert Sabourin
Oral Presentation E. Application Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1339)

Abstract

The segmentation of bank cheque images is a fundamental phase of its automatic processing. In the segmentation phase, one of the most important steps is the background elimination, that has to respect the physical integrity of the rest of the cheque image information. This paper describes a simple and robust solution for the background elimination problem, using a process that involves two stages: the original image enhancement and a posterior global thresholding process.

Keywords

bank cheque segmentation background elimination thresholding histogram quadratic hyperbolization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Eduardo B. Santos
    • 1
  • Flâvio Bortolozzi
    • 2
  • Robert Sabourin
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Federal de Educaçâo Tecnológica do Paraná - CEFET-PrCuritibaPr. Brasil
  2. 2.Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUC-Pr.Curitiba-Pr.
  3. 3.École de Technologie SupérieureMontréal (Québec)Canadá

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