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Unified layout analysis and text localization framework

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Nikos Vasilopoulos, Ergina Kavallieratou

University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Samos, Greece

J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 013009 (Jan 31, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.013009
History: Received September 22, 2016; Accepted January 10, 2017
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Abstract.  A technique appropriate for extracting textual information from documents with complex layouts, such as newspapers and journals, is presented. It is a combination of a foreground analysis and a text localization method. The first one is used to segment the page in text and nontext blocks, whereas the second one is used to detect text that may be embedded inside images, charts, diagrams, tables, etc. Detailed experiments on two public databases showed that mixing layout analysis and text localization techniques can lead to improved page segmentation and text extraction results.

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Nikos Vasilopoulos and Ergina Kavallieratou
"Unified layout analysis and text localization framework", J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 013009 (Jan 31, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.013009


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