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Integrated Device for Optical Edge Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052288D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
DiStefane, TH [+details]

Abstract

The optical detectors used in specialized applications, such as OCR (optical character recognition) systems, need not preserve grey scale information in the image. For OCR application, a detector should provide information on the local black or white intensity of the image. One method of finding the local black/white intensity of the image is to find the black to white and the white to black transition in the edges of characters. A detector which discriminates the edges of characters can be an advantage in doing image processing for OCR applications.