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Author Partha Pratim Roy; Umapada Pal; Josep Llados
Title (up) Document Seal Detection Using Ght and Character Proximity Graphs Type Journal Article
Year 2011 Publication Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal PR
Volume 44 Issue 6 Pages 1282-1295
Keywords Seal recognition; Graphical symbol spotting; Generalized Hough transform; Multi-oriented character recognition
Abstract This paper deals with automatic detection of seal (stamp) from documents with cluttered background. Seal detection involves a difficult challenge due to its multi-oriented nature, arbitrary shape, overlapping of its part with signature, noise, etc. Here, a seal object is characterized by scale and rotation invariant spatial feature descriptors computed from recognition result of individual connected components (characters). Scale and rotation invariant features are used in a Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier to recognize multi-scale and multi-oriented text characters. The concept of generalized Hough transform (GHT) is used to detect the seal and a voting scheme is designed for finding possible location of the seal in a document based on the spatial feature descriptor of neighboring component pairs. The peak of votes in GHT accumulator validates the hypothesis to locate the seal in a document. Experiment is performed in an archive of historical documents of handwritten/printed English text. Experimental results show that the method is robust in locating seal instances of arbitrary shape and orientation in documents, and also efficient in indexing a collection of documents for retrieval purposes.
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Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor
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Call Number Admin @ si @ RPL2011 Serial 1820
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