On the Recovery of Oriented Documents from Single Images

P Clark, M Mirmehdi

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A method is presented for the fronto-parallel recovery of text documents in images of real scenes. Initially an extension of the standard 2D projection profile, commonly used in document recognition, is introduced to locate the horizontal vanishing point of the text plane. This allows us to segment the lines of text, which are then analysed to reveal the style of justification of the paragraphs. The change in line spacings exhibited due to perspective is then used to recover the vertical vanishing point of the document. We do not assume any knowledge of the focal length of the camera. Finally, a fronto-parallel view is recovered, suitable for OCR or other high-level recognition. We provide results demonstrating the algorithm's performance on documents over a wide range of orientations.
Translated title of the contributionOn the Recovery of Oriented Documents from Single Images
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
EditorsW. Philips
PublisherGhent University
Pages190 - 197
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems


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