Text detection from natural scene images: towards a system for visually impaired persons

@inproceedings{Ezaki2004TextDF,
  title={Text detection from natural scene images: towards a system for visually impaired persons},
  author={Nobuo Ezaki and Marius Bulacu and Lambert Schomaker},
  booktitle={ICPR 2004},
  year={2004}
}
We propose a system that reads the text encountered in natural scenes with the aim to provide assistance to the visually impaired persons. This paper describes the system design and evaluates several character extraction methods. Automatic text recognition from natural images receives a growing attention because of potential applications in image retrieval, robotics and intelligent transport system. Camera-based document analysis becomes a real possibility with the increasing resolution and… CONTINUE READING

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