Graph-based table recognition system

Abstract

This paper proposes a bottom-up method for recognizing tables within a document. This method is based on the paradigm of graph-rewriting. First, the document image is transformed into a layout graph whose nodes and edges represent document entities and their interrelations respectively. This graph is subsequently rewritten using a set of rules designed based on apriori document knowledge and general formatting conventions. The resulting graph provides a logical view of the document content. It can be parsed to provide general format analysis information.

DOI: 10.1117/12.234700

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@inproceedings{Rahgozar1996GraphbasedTR, title={Graph-based table recognition system}, author={M. Armon Rahgozar and Robert Cooperman}, booktitle={Document Recognition}, year={1996} }