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Restoration of images scanned from thick bound documents

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Restoration of images scanned from thick bound documents
Perspective distortion always occurs while scanning thick, bound documents. This distortion mainly causes two sources of degradation for the scanned grayscale image ? i) shade along the `spine' of the book, and ii) warp of the words in the shade. In this paper, we propose a restoration system to solve these two problems. Our system first produces a vertical projection profile to detect which side of the image the shade lies on, and a run-length method is used to find the boundary between the shade and the clean area. We then apply a modified Niblack's method to remove the shade. We use a connected component analysis to adjust the location and orientation of the warped word in the shade area, i.e. the words within the boundary detected earlier. The implementation results are presented in this paper. Our system will be used in a text retrieval project for National Archives of Singapore.
Zheng Zhang 0003, Chew Lim Tan
Added 25 Oct 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where ICIP
Authors Zheng Zhang 0003, Chew Lim Tan
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