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Characters Segmentation in Digital Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031025D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A new method for segmentation of characters in digital text images is introduced. This method can be used as a first stage in the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process. In addition, it can be instrumental in layout analysis systems, where text image has to be split into uniform blocks (e.g. abstracts, footnotes, tables etc.).