Automated OCR Ground Truth Generation

@article{Beusekom2008AutomatedOG,
  title={Automated OCR Ground Truth Generation},
  author={Joost van Beusekom and Faisal Shafait and Thomas M. Breuel},
  journal={2008 The Eighth IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems},
  year={2008},
  pages={111-117}
}
Most optical character recognition (OCR) systems need to be trained and tested on the symbols that are to be recognized. Therefore, ground truth data is needed. This data consists of character images together with their ASCII code. Among the approaches for generating ground truth of real world data, one promising technique is to use electronic version of the scanned documents. Using an alignment method, the character bounding boxes extracted from the electronic document are matched to the… CONTINUE READING
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