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Enforcing Similarity Constraints with Integer Programming for Better Scene Text Recognition

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Enforcing Similarity Constraints with Integer Programming for Better Scene Text Recognition
The recognition of text in everyday scenes is made difficult by viewing conditions, unusual fonts, and lack of linguistic context. Most methods integrate a priori appearance information and some sort of hard or soft constraint on the allowable strings. Weinman and Learned-Miller [14] showed that the similarity among characters, as a supplement to the appearance of the characters with respect to a model, could be used to improve scene text recognition. In this work, we make further improvements to scene text recognition by taking a novel approach to the incorporation of similarity. In particular, we train a similarity expert that learns to classify each pair of characters as equivalent or not. After removing logical inconsistencies in an equivalence graph, we formulate the search for the maximum likelihood interpretation of a sign as an integer program. We incorporate the equivalence information as constraints in the integer program and build an optimization criterion out of appearanc...
David Smith, Jacqueline Feild, Eric Learned-Miller
Added 05 Apr 2011
Updated 29 Apr 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors David Smith, Jacqueline Feild, Eric Learned-Miller
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