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Adaptive Technology for Mail-Order Form Segmentation

Abdel Belaïd
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Yolande Belaïd
Norbert Valverde
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Sadok Kébairi
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In this paper, an approach for adaptive region segmentation of mail-order forms for high volume application is described. Regions are first identified through a selection of their anchor points described by a constraint graph, illustrating their typographic aspects in the nodes, and their topographical relationships in the arcs. Then the identification of the actual anchor points is performed from a list of textual candidates, using the Arc Consistency Algorithm (AC4). Finally, some contextual heuristics are investigated for properly delimiting the regions. The originality of this approach lies mainly in the absence of a rigid a priori model, replaced by a simply and reliable association of anchor points. The constraint graph used for their description can be easily derived from a general logical definition of their content. Experimental results are overall encouraging and the methodology integration is under execution for commercialization.
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inria-00100456 , version 1 (08-02-2007)



Abdel Belaïd, Yolande Belaïd, Norbert Valverde, Sadok Kébairi. Adaptive Technology for Mail-Order Form Segmentation. 6th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR 2001, Jan 2001, Seattle, United States. pp.689-693, ⟨10.1109/ICDAR.2001.953878⟩. ⟨inria-00100456⟩
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