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Reading Text in the Wild with Convolutional Neural Networks

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Reading Text in the Wild with Convolutional Neural Networks
Abstract In this work we present an end-to-end system for text spotting – localising and recognising text in natural scene images – and text based image retrieval. This system is based on a region proposal mechanism for detection and deep convolutional neural networks for recognition. Our pipeline uses a novel combination of complementary proposal generation techniques to ensure high recall, and a fast subsequent filtering stage for improving precision. For the recognition and ranking of proposals, we train very large convolutional neural networks to perform word recognition on the whole proposal region at the same time, departing from the character classifier based systems of the past. These networks are trained solely on data produced by a synthetic text generation engine, requiring no human labelled data. Analysing the stages of our pipeline, we show stateof-the-art performance throughout. We perform rigorous experiments across a number of standard end-toend text spotting benc...
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Added 04 Apr 2016
Updated 04 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where IJCV
Authors Max Jaderberg, Karen Simonyan, Andrea Vedaldi, Andrew Zisserman
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