A Multiple Classifier Approach for the Recognition of Screen-Rendered Text
Wachenfeld Steffen, Fleischer Stefan, Jiang Xiaoyi
The lower the resolution of a given text is, the more difficult it becomes to segment and to recognize it. The resolution of screen-rendered text can be very low. With a typical x-height of 4 to 7 pixels it is much lower as in other low resolution OCR situations. Modern OCR approaches for such very low resolution text use a classification-based segmentation where the underlying classifier plays an important role. This paper presents a multiple classifier system for the classification of single characters. This system is used as a subsystem for the classification-based segmentation within a system to read screen-rendered text. The paper shows that the presented multiple classifier system outperforms the best former single classifier system on single characters by far and it shows the impact of using the multiple classifier system on the word reading performance.
Recognition; Screen-Rendered Text; Multiple Classifier; OCR