Comic Image Decomposition for Reading Comics on Cellular Phones

Masashi YAMADA  Rahmat BUDIARTO  Mamoru ENDO  Shinya MIYAZAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.6   pp.1370-1376
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Human Communication I)
cellular phone,  mobile application,  image decomposition,  comic,  

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This paper presents a system for reading comics on cellular phones. It is necessary for comic images to be divided into frames and the contents such as speech text to be displayed at a comfortable reading size, since it is difficult to display high-resolution images in a low resolution cellular phone environment. We have developed a scheme how to decompose comic images into constituent elements frames, speech text and drawings. We implemented a system on the internet for a cellular phone company in our country, that provides downloadable comic data and a program for reading.