Page Layout Analysis System for Unconstrained Historic Documents

  title={Page Layout Analysis System for Unconstrained Historic Documents},
  author={O. Kodym and Michal Hradi{\vs}},
Extraction of text regions and individual text lines from historic documents is necessary for automatic transcription. We propose extending a CNN-based text baseline detection system by adding line height and text block boundary predictions to the model output, allowing the system to extract more comprehensive layout information. We also show that pixel-wise text orientation prediction can be used for processing documents with multiple text orientations. We demonstrate that the proposed method… Expand

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