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A System to Detect Rooms in Architectural Floor Plan Images


In this article, a system to detect rooms in architectural floor plan images is described. We first present a primitive extraction algorithm for line detection. It is based on an original coupling of classical Hough transform with image vectorization in order to perform robust and efficient line detection. We show how the lines that satisfy some graphical arrangements are combined into walls. We also present the way we detect some door hypothesis thanks to the extraction of arcs. Walls and door hypothesis are then used by our room segmentation strategy; it consists in recursively decomposing the image until getting nearly convex regions. The notion of convexity is difficult to quantify, and the selection of separation lines between regions can also be rough. We take advantage of knowledge associated to architectural floor plans in order to obtain mostly rectangular rooms. Qualitative and quantitative evaluations performed on a corpus of real documents show promising results.
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inria-00493393 , version 1 (18-06-2010)


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Sébastien Macé, Hervé Locteau, Ernest Valveny, Salvatore Tabbone. A System to Detect Rooms in Architectural Floor Plan Images. IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems - DAS 2010, Jun 2010, Boston, MA, United States. pp.167-174. ⟨inria-00493393⟩
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