Tracking text in mixed-mode documents

  title={Tracking text in mixed-mode documents},
  author={J Patrick Bixler},
  booktitle={DOCPROCS '88},
This paper describes a method for extracting arbitrarily oriented text in documents containing both text and graphics. The technique presented is inspired by the tracking algorithms frequently found in raster to vector conversion systems. By indentifying text components in the document, reducing the resolution of the image by the size of the characters, and then tracking the centers of the character components, all text strings can be removed and subsequently reoriented to the horizontal. They… CONTINUE READING
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