Handwritten Arabic Documents Segmentation into Text Lines using Seam Carving

Handwritten Arabic Documents Segmentation into Text Lines using Seam Carving

Inspired from human perception and common text documents characteristics based on readability constraints, an Arabic text line segmentation approach is proposed using seam carving. Taking the gray scale of the image as input data, this technique offers better results at extracting handwritten text l...

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Journal Title: International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
First author: M. Daldali
Other Authors: Abdelghani Souhar
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https://www.ijimai.org/journal/node/2420
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence; Vol 5, No 5 (Year 2019).
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Publisher: Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Physical/Engineering Sciences --> Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
Abstract: Inspired from human perception and common text documents characteristics based on readability constraints, an Arabic text line segmentation approach is proposed using seam carving. Taking the gray scale of the image as input data, this technique offers better results at extracting handwritten text lines without the need for the binary representation of the document image. In addition to its fast processing time, its versatility permits to process a multitude of document types, especially documents presenting low text-to-background contrast such as degraded historical manuscripts or complex writing styles like cursive handwriting. Even if our focus in this paper was on Arabic text segmentation, this method is language independent. Tests on a public database of 123 handwritten Arabic documents showed a line detection rate of 97.5% for a matching score of 90%.