Self-Organized Text Detection With Minimal Post-Processing via Border Learning

Yue Wu, Prem Natarajan; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 5000-5009

Abstract


In this paper we propose a new solution to the text detection problem via border learning. Specifically, we make four major contributions: 1) We analyze the insufficiencies of the classic non-text and text settings for text detection. 2) We introduce the border class to the text detection problem for the first time, and validate that the decoding process is largely simplified with the help of text border. 3) We collect and release a new text detection ppt dataset containing 10,692 images with non-text, border, and text annotations. 4) We develop a lightweight (only 0.28M parameters), fully convolutional network (FCN) to effectively learn borders in text images. The results of our extensive experiments show that the proposed solution achieves comparable performance, and often outperforms state-of-the-art approaches on standard benchmarks--even though our solution only requires minimal post-processing to parse a bounding box from a detected text map, while others often require heavy post-processing.

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@InProceedings{Wu_2017_ICCV,
author = {Wu, Yue and Natarajan, Prem},
title = {Self-Organized Text Detection With Minimal Post-Processing via Border Learning},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}
}