Text Region Extraction from Quality Degraded Document Images

  • S. Abirami
  • D. Manjula
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4815)

Abstract

In this paper we present a well designed method that makes use of edge information to extract textual blocks from gray scale document images. It aims at detecting textual regions on heavy noise infected newspaper images and separate them from graphical regions. The algorithm traces the feature points in different entities and then groups those edge points of textual regions. Finally feature based connected component merging was introduced to gather homogeneous textual regions together within the scope of its bounding rectangles. The proposed method can be used to locate text in-group of newspaper images with multiple page layouts. Initial results are encouraging, then they are experimented with considerable number of newspaper images with different layout structures and promising results were obtained. This finds its major application in digital libraries for OCR where information can be of different quality depending on the age of the scanned paper.

Keywords

Text Extraction Edge Detection Block Merging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Abirami
    • 1
  • D. Manjula
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Engg, Anna University, ChennaiIndia

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