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Title: New fourier-statistical features in RGB space for video text detection
Authors: Shivakumara, P. 
Phan, T.Q. 
Tan, C.L. 
Keywords: Fourier statistical features
K means clustering
text detection
text frames classification
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Shivakumara, P., Phan, T.Q., Tan, C.L. (2010). New fourier-statistical features in RGB space for video text detection. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 20 (11) : 1520-1532. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, we propose new Fourier-statistical features (FSF) in RGB space for detecting text in video frames of unconstrained background, different fonts, different scripts, and different font sizes. This paper consists of two parts namely automatic classification of text frames from a large database of text and non-text frames and FSF in RGB for text detection in the classified text frames. For text frame classification, we present novel features based on three visual cues, namely, sharpness in filter-edge maps, straightness of the edges, and proximity of the edges to identify a true text frame. For text detection in video frames, we present new Fourier transform based features in RGB space with statistical features and the computed FSF features from RGB bands are subject to K-means clustering to classify text pixels from the background of the frame. Text blocks of the classified text pixels are determined by analyzing the projection profiles. Finally, we introduce a few heuristics to eliminate false positives from the frame. The robustness of the proposed approach is tested by conducting experiments on a variety of frames of low contrast, complex background, different fonts, and sizes of text in the frame. Both our own test dataset and a publicly available dataset are used for the experiments. The experimental results show that the proposed approach is superior to existing approaches in terms of detection rate, false positive rate, and misdetection rate. © 2006 IEEE.
Source Title: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
ISSN: 10518215
DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2010.2077772
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