Script-agnostic Reflow of Text in Document Images

Panjwani, S and Uppal, A and Cutrell, E (2011) Script-agnostic Reflow of Text in Document Images. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services.

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Reading text from document images can be difficult on mobile devices due to the limited screen width available on them. While there exist solutions for reflowing Latin-script texts on such devices, these solutions do not work well for images of other scripts or combinations of scripts, since they rely on script-specific characteristics or OCR. We present a technique that reflows text in document images in a manner that is agnostic to the script used to compose them. Our technique achieved over 95% segmentation accuracy for a corpus of 139 images containing text in 4 genetically-distant languages-English, Hindi, Kannada and Arabic. A preliminary user study with a prototype implementation of the technique provided evidence of some of its usability benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The research article was published by the author with the affiliation of IIT Delhi.
Subjects: Applied Statistics and Computing
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 10:07
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 10:07

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