Geometry-Aware Scene Text Detection With Instance Transformation Network

Fangfang Wang, Liming Zhao, Xi Li, Xinchao Wang, Dacheng Tao; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 1381-1389

Abstract


Localizing text in the wild is challenging in the situations of complicated geometric layout of the targets like random orientation and large aspect ratio. In this paper, we propose a geometry-aware modeling approach tailored for scene text representation with an end-to-end learning scheme. In our approach, a novel Instance Transformation Network (ITN) is presented to learn the geometry-aware representation encoding the unique geometric configurations of scene text instances with in-network transformation embedding, resulting in a robust and elegant framework to detect words or text lines at one pass. An end-to-end multi-task learning strategy with transformation regression, text/non-text classification and coordinate regression is adopted in the ITN. Experiments on the benchmark datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in detecting scene text in various geometric configurations.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Wang_2018_CVPR,
author = {Wang, Fangfang and Zhao, Liming and Li, Xi and Wang, Xinchao and Tao, Dacheng},
title = {Geometry-Aware Scene Text Detection With Instance Transformation Network},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}