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Title: Retrieving Imaged Documents in Digital Libraries Based on Word Image Coding
Authors: Lu, Y. 
Zhang, L. 
Tan, C.L. 
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Lu, Y.,Zhang, L.,Tan, C.L. (2004). Retrieving Imaged Documents in Digital Libraries Based on Word Image Coding. Proceedings - First International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries - DIAL 2004 : 174-187. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A great number of documents are scanned and archived in the form of digital images in digital libraries, to make them available and accessible in the Internet. Information retrieval in these imaged documents has become a growing and challenging problem. For this purpose, a word image coding technique is proposed in this paper, and a web-based system for efficiently retrieving imaged documents from digital libraries is described. Some image preprocessing is first carried out off-line to extract word objects from imaged documents stored in the digital library. Then each word object is represented by a string of feature codes. As a result, each document image is represented by a series of feature code strings of its words, which are stored in a feature code file. Upon receiving a user's request, the server converts the query word into feature code string using the same conversion mechanism as is used in producing feature codes for the underlying imaged documents. Searching is then performed among those feature code files generated offline. An inexact string matching technique, with the ability of matching a word portion, is applied to match the query word with the words in the documents, and then the occurrence frequency of the query word in each corresponding document is calculated for relevant ranking. Preliminary experimental results with some imaged documents of students' theses in the digital library of our university show that the proposed approach is efficient and promising for retrieving imaged documents, with potential applications to digital libraries.
Source Title: Proceedings - First International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries - DIAL 2004
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/41413
ISBN: 076952088X
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