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J. Imaging 2018, 4(4), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4040057

Text/Non-Text Separation from Handwritten Document Images Using LBP Based Features: An Empirical Study

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal 700032, India
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Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of Aegean, Lesbos 811 00, Greece
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Received: 15 December 2017 / Revised: 29 March 2018 / Accepted: 6 April 2018 / Published: 12 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Document Image Processing)
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Abstract

Isolating non-text components from the text components present in handwritten document images is an important but less explored research area. Addressing this issue, in this paper, we have presented an empirical study on the applicability of various Local Binary Pattern (LBP) based texture features for this problem. This paper also proposes a minor modification in one of the variants of the LBP operator to achieve better performance in the text/non-text classification problem. The feature descriptors are then evaluated on a database, made up of images from 104 handwritten laboratory copies and class notes of various engineering and science branches, using five well-known classifiers. Classification results reflect the effectiveness of LBP-based feature descriptors in text/non-text separation. View Full-Text
Keywords: text/non-text separation; local binary pattern; handwritten document; document image processing; texture-based features text/non-text separation; local binary pattern; handwritten document; document image processing; texture-based features
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Ghosh, S.; Lahiri, D.; Bhowmik, S.; Kavallieratou, E.; Sarkar, R. Text/Non-Text Separation from Handwritten Document Images Using LBP Based Features: An Empirical Study. J. Imaging 2018, 4, 57.

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