A practical application of graphics recognition: Helping with the extraction of information from telephone company drawings

  • Juan F. Arias
  • Atul Chhabra
  • Vishal Misra
Applications and Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1389)


This paper presents an application of graphics recognition technology to tackle specific problems to help in the extraction of information from telephone company drawings. Our approach is contrary to the view of creating graphics recognition systems that can handle different types of problems and perform automated conversion. In this paper we present an example where a small system was constructed to help in the extraction of title information to correct the information in an existing drawings database.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan F. Arias
    • 1
  • Atul Chhabra
    • 1
  • Vishal Misra
    • 2
  1. 1.Bell Atlantic Corp.White PlainsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstAmherstUSA

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