Cooperative Text and Line-Art Extraction from a Topographic Map

@inproceedings{Li1999CooperativeTA,
  title={Cooperative Text and Line-Art Extraction from a Topographic Map},
  author={Luyang Li and George Nagy and Ashok Samal and Sharad C. Seth and Yihong Xu},
  booktitle={ICDAR},
  year={1999}
}
The black layer is digitized from a USGS topographic map digitized at 1000 dpi. The connected components of this layer are analyzed and separated into line art, text, and icons in two passes. The paired street casings are converted to polylines by vectorization and associated with street labels from the character recognition phase. The accuracy of character recognition is shown to improve by taking account of the frequently occurring overlap of line art with street labels. The experiments show… CONTINUE READING
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