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A Segmentation-free Approach for Keyword Search in Historical Typewritten Documents

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A Segmentation-free Approach for Keyword Search in Historical Typewritten Documents
In this paper, we propose a novel segmentation-free approach for keyword search in historical typewritten documents combining image preprocessing, synthetic data creation, word spotting and user's feedback technologies. Our aim is to search for keywords typed by the user in a large collection of digitized typewritten historical documents. The proposed method is based on: (i) image preprocessing for image binarization and enhancement, noisy border and frame removal, orientation and skew correction; (ii) creation of synthetic image words from keywords typed by the user; (iii) word segmentation using dynamic parameters; (iv) efficient feature extraction for each image word and (v) a retrieval procedure that is optimized by user's feedback. Experimental results prove the efficiency of the proposed approach.
Basilios Gatos, Thomas Konidaris, Kostas Ntzios, I
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICDAR
Authors Basilios Gatos, Thomas Konidaris, Kostas Ntzios, Ioannis Pratikakis, Stavros J. Perantonis
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