2013 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (1995)

Montr?al, Canada

Aug. 14, 1995 to Aug. 15, 1995

ISBN: 0-8186-7128-9

pp: 1145

R. Smith , Hewlett Packard Labs., Bristol, UK

ABSTRACT

An important part of any document recognition system is detection of skew in the image of a page. This paper presents a new, accurate and robust skew detection algorithm based on a method for finding rows of text in page images. Results of a comparison of the new algorithm against Baird's well-known algorithm on 400 pages show the new algorithm to be more accurate, robust and somewhat faster. In particular, the new algorithm only breaks down at skew angles in excess of 15 degrees, compared to the almost uniform distribution of breakdowns of Baird's algorithm.

INDEX TERMS

image recognition; skew detection algorithm; text row accumulation; document recognition system; page images; almost uniform distribution

CITATION

R. Smith,
"A simple and efficient skew detection algorithm via text row accumulation",

*2013 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition*, vol. 02, no. , pp. 1145, 1995, doi:10.1109/ICDAR.1995.602124