A Simple Approach for Text Segmentation in Images based on Curvelet Transform

Faye, Ibrahima and Jeoti, Varun and Doma, Mustafa (2010) A Simple Approach for Text Segmentation in Images based on Curvelet Transform. In: International Conference on Intelligent Systems Modelling and Simulation.

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Abstract-Text segmentation in image has become an active research area since recent decades. In this paper we present an efficient simple method to extract text regions from images possibly with complex background. The proposed method is to apply curvelet transform on an image to decompose it into set of directional sub-bands with texture details captured in different orientations and scales. Curvelets possess the main features of wavelets, namely, multi scale and time-frequency localization, but also offer a high degree of directionality and anisotropy. Instead of recognizing the edges in only horizontal, vertical & diagonal directions, the proposed system is designed to recognize the edges in multi directions taking care of text orientation. The proposed method is applied on different samples of images and encouraging results are obtained.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Departments > Fundamental & Applied Sciences
ID Code:7874
Deposited By: Dr Ibrahima Faye
Deposited On:14 Aug 2012 03:09
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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