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<p><b>Abstract</b>—A method for recognizing characters on graphical designs is proposed. A new projection feature that separates text-line regions from backgrounds, and adaptive thresholding in displacement matching are introduced. Experimental results for newspaper headlines with graphical designs show a recognition rate of 97.7 percent.</p>
Character recognition, OCR, character segmentation, projection feature, displacement matching, adaptive thresholding.

M. Sawaki and N. Hagita, "Text-Line Extraction and Character Recognition of Document Headlines With Graphical Designs Using Complementary Similarity Measure," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 20, no. , pp. 1103-1109, 1998.
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