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|Title:||A fast and stable approach for restoration of warped document images|
|Citation:||Chua, K.B., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y., Tan, C.L. (2005). A fast and stable approach for restoration of warped document images. Proceedings of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2005 : 384-388. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDAR.2005.8|
|Abstract:||We present a framework for acquiring and restoring images of warped documents to their original planar shapes. Image capturing of warped documents often results in warped images. Most digital restoration approaches make use of 3D image processing methods which are dependent on the content of the images. Some recent work attempts to remove this constraint by working directly on the 3D shape of the warped documents. In our framework, we will improve on this recent approach to make it more efficient and stable. First we capture the warped surface representation through a set of active lighting from a laser range scanner onto the document surface. This gives us an accurate 3D representation of the document shape. Next by using a stick constraint and a stable numerical integrator, we can digitally flatten the 3D model to a planar shape. This simple approach avoids potential instability problem and is fast. Restoration results for a few types of warped documents are demonstrated and a significant improvement over the original images can be observed. © 2005 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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