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Combining Statistical Measures to Find Image Text Regions

Paul Clark, Majid Mirmehdi, Combining Statistical Measures to Find Image Text Regions. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. A Sanfeliu, J J Villanueva, M Vanrell, R Alquezar, J-O Eklundh, Y Aloimonos, (eds.). ISSN 0796507506, pp. 450–453. September 2000. PDF, 573 Kbytes.


We present a method based on statistical properties of local image pixels for focussing attention on regions of text in arbitrary scenes where the text plane is not necessarily fronto-parallel to the camera. This is particularly useful for Desktop or Wearable Computing applications. The statistical measures are cho sen to reveal charactersitic properties of text. We combine a number of localised measures using a neural network to classify each pixel as text or non-text. We demonstrate our results on typical images.

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