Extracting Low Resolution Text with an Active Camera for OCR

M Mirmehdi, P Clark, J Lam

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Abstract

Reading text in any scene is useful in the context of wearable computing, robotic vision or as an aid for visually handicapped people. Here, we present a novel automatic text reading system using an active camera focused on text regions already located in the scene (using our recent work). A region of text found is analysed to determine the optimal zoom that would foveate onto it. Then a number of images are captured over the text region to reconstruct a high-resolution mosaic of the whole region. This magni ed image of the text is good enough for reading by humans or for recognition by OCR. Even with a low resolution camera we obtained very good results.
Translated title of the contributionExtracting Low Resolution Text with an Active Camera for OCR
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
EditorsJ Sanchez, F Pla
PublisherU Juame I
Pages43 - 48
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)8482013515
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the IX Spanish Symposium on Pattern Recognition and Im age Processing

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    Mirmehdi, M., Clark, P., & Lam, J. (2001). Extracting Low Resolution Text with an Active Camera for OCR. In J. Sanchez, & F. Pla (Eds.), Unknown (pp. 43 - 48). U Juame I. http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Publications/pub_info.jsp?id=1000564