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ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
The GERMANA Database
A new handwritten text database, GERMANA, is presented to facilitate empirical comparison of different approaches to text line extraction and off-line handwriting recognition. G...
Daniel Pérez, Lionel Tarazón, Nicol&...
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Camera-Based Ballot Counter
Portable ballot counters using camera technology and manual paper feed are potentially more reliable and less expensive than scanner-based systems. We show that the spatial sampli...
George Nagy, Bryan Clifford, Andrew Berg, Glenn Sa...
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Word-Based Adaptive OCR for Historical Books
The aim of this work is to propose a new approach to the recognition of historical texts by providing an adaptive mechanism that automatically tunes itself to a specific book. Th...
Vladimir Kluzner, Asaf Tzadok, Yuval Shimony, Euge...
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Metadata Extraction from PDF Papers for Digital Library Ingest
In this paper we analyze our recent research on the use of document analysis techniques for metadata extraction from PDF papers. We describe a package that is designed to extract ...
Simone Marinai
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Manuscript Bleed-through Removal via Hysteresis Thresholding
Many types of degradation can render ancient manuscripts very hard to read. In bleed-through, the text from the reverse, or verso, side of a page seeps through into the front, or ...
Rolando Estrada, Carlo Tomasi
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Document Binarization Based on Connected Operators
An original binarization method based on connected operators is proposed in this paper. Connected operators enable to filter and/or segment an image by preserving its contours. T...
Benoît Naegel, Laurent Wendling
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Drop Caps Decomposition for Indexing a New Letter Extraction Method
This paper presents a new method to extract shapes in drop caps and particularly the most important shape: Letter itself. This method relies on a combination of a Aujol and Chambo...
Mickaël Coustaty, Jean-Marc Ogier, Rudolf Par...
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Affixal Approach versus Analytical Approach for Off-Line Arabic Decomposable Vocabulary Recognition
In this paper, we propose a comparative study between the affixal approach and the analytical approach for off-line Arabic decomposable word recognition. The analytical approach i...
Slim Kanoun, Fouad Slimane, Hanêne Guesmi, R...
ICDAR
2009
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
A Novel Feature Extraction and Classification Methodology for the Recognition of Historical Documents
In this paper, we present a methodology for off-line character recognition that mainly focuses on handling the difficult cases of historical fonts and styles. The proposed methodo...
Georgios Vamvakas, Basilios Gatos, Stavros J. Pera...
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