Logical document conversion: combining functional and formal knowledge

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Logical document conversion: combining functional and formal knowledge
We present in this paper a method for document layout analysis based on identifying the function of document elements (what they do). This approach is orthogonal and complementary to the traditional view based on the form of document elements (how they are constructed). One key advantage of such functional knowledge is that the functions of some document elements are very stable from document to document and over time. Relying on the stability of such functions, the method is not impacted by layout variability, a key issue in logical document analysis and is thus very robust and versatile. The method starts the recognition process by using functional knowledge and uses in a second step formal knowledge as a source of feedback in order to correct some errors. This allows the method to adapt to specific documents by using formal specificities. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.7.2 [Computing Methodologies]: Document and Text Processing - Document preparation Markup languages; I.7.4 [...
Hervé Déjean, Jean-Luc Meunier
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Hervé Déjean, Jean-Luc Meunier
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