Multimedia Computing and Systems, International Conference on (1999)
June 7, 1999 to June 11, 1999
William Newman , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Chris Dance , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Alex Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Stuart Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Michael Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Tony Aldhous , Xerox Research Centre Europe
We describe the design and evaluation of CamWorks, a system that employs a video camera as a means of supporting capture from paper sources during reading and writing. The user can view a live video image of the source document alongside the electronic document in preparation. We describe a novel user interface developed to support selection of text in the video window, and several new techniques for segmentation, restoration and resolution enhancement of camera images. An evaluation shows substantially faster text capture than with flatbed scanning.
Advanced man-machine interfacing, image processing
W. Newman, M. Taylor, S. Taylor, T. Aldhous, A. Taylor and C. Dance, "CamWorks: A Video-Based Tool for Efficient Capture from Paper Source Documents," Multimedia Computing and Systems, International Conference on(ICMCS), Florence, Italy, 1999, pp. 647.