Document Analysis and Recognition

Toyohide WATANABE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E82-D   No.3   pp.601-610
Publication Date: 1999/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
document model,  top-down,  bottom-up,  layout structure,  logical structure,  document types,  layout recognition,  

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The subject about document image understanding is to extract and classify individual data meaningfully from paper-based documents. Until today, many methods/approaches have been proposed with regard to recognition of various kinds of documents, various technical problems for extensions of OCR, and requirements for practical usages. Of course, though the technical research issues in the early stage are looked upon as complementary attacks for the traditional OCR which is dependent on character recognition techniques, the application ranges or related issues are widely investigated or should be established progressively. This paper addresses current topics about document image understanding from a technical point of view as a survey.