1 August 1992 Extraction of text boxes from engineering drawings
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Textboxes are minimum size rectangles enclosing blocks of text in engineering drawings. Their separation from the graphics surrounding them is a first step in character recognition, and is a part of the Machine Drawing Understanding System, currently under development. Textbox extraction is preceded by orthogonal zig-zag vectorization, arc segmentation, and arrowhead recognition. It is done by clustering the remaining short bars that are located close to each other through a region growing process. Further refinements follow which improve the ability of the process to outline the real textboxes.
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Ian Chai, Ian Chai, Dov Dori, Dov Dori, "Extraction of text boxes from engineering drawings", Proc. SPIE 1661, Machine Vision Applications in Character Recognition and Industrial Inspection, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130272; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130272


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