In this paper we propose a new method of extracting a character string from images with a background design. In Japanese newspaper headlines, it is common for character components to be placed independent of background components. In view of this, we represent a character string candidate as a consistent combination of connected components, and we calculate its character string resemblance value. In this case, a character string resemblance value of a combination of connected components depends upon its character recognition result and the area of the rectangular area occupied by it. We then extract the combination of connected components that has the maximum character string resemblance value. We applied this method to 142 headline images. The results show that the method accurately extracted a character string from various kinds of images with a background design and the method has a favorable processing speed.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999|
|イベント||Proceedings of the 1999 6th Annual Conference on Document Recognition and Retrieval VI - San Jose, CA, USA|
継続期間: 1999 1月 27 → 1999 1月 28
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ サイエンスの応用