Scene text detection via stroke width

@article{Li2012SceneTD,
  title={Scene text detection via stroke width},
  author={Yao Li and Huchuan Lu},
  journal={Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2012)},
  year={2012},
  pages={681-684}
}
  • Yao Li, Huchuan Lu
  • Published 2012 in
    Proceedings of the 21st International Conference…
In this paper, we propose a novel text detection approach based on stroke width. Firstly, a unique contrast-enhanced Maximally Stable Extremal Region(MSER) algorithm is designed to extract character candidates. Secondly, simple geometric constrains are applied to remove non-text regions. Then by integrating stroke width generated from skeletons of those candidates, we reject remained false positives. Finally, MSERs are clustered into text regions. Experimental results on the ICDAR competition… CONTINUE READING
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