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A New Approach for Skew Correction of Documents Based on Particle Swarm Optimization

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A New Approach for Skew Correction of Documents Based on Particle Swarm Optimization
This paper presents a novel approach for skew correction of documents. Skew correction is modelled as an optimization problem, and for the first time, Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is used to solve skew optimization. A new objective function based on local minima and maxima of projection profiles is defined, and PSO is utilized to find the best angle that maximizes differences between values of local minima and maxima. In our approach, local minima and maxima converge to the locations of lines and spaces between lines. Results of our skew correction algorithm are shown on documents written in different scripts such as Latin and Arabic related scripts (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu,...). Experiments show that our algorithm can handle a wide range of skew angles, also it is robust to gray level and binary images of different scripts.
Javad Sadri, Mohamed Cheriet
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICDAR
Authors Javad Sadri, Mohamed Cheriet
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