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Page decomposition and signature finding via shape classification and geometric layout

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1 Author(s)
J. D. Hobby ; Bell Labs., Lucent Technol., Murray Hill, NJ, USA

Consider the problem of decomposing a page image into text ruling lines, signatures, other line art, and other material. A fast classifier based on a skeletonization of the image and various curve-fitting techniques gives an initial labeling, followed by Baird's language-free layout analysis and a post-processor that uses the geometric layout to refine the decisions about text versus non-text

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Document Analysis and Recognition, 1999. ICDAR '99. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on

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20-22 Sep 1999