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27 August 1993 Document skew-angle detection algorithm
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As part of research into document image processing, an algorithm has been developed to detect the degree of skew in a scanned binary image. The principal components of the algorithm are component labelling, a procedure to reduce the amount of data to be processed, a technique to minimize the effect of non-textual data (graphics, forms, line art, large fonts, and dithered images) on the measurement of skew angle, and the Hough transform. The performance of the algorithm has been evaluated using a sample size of several hundred images of medical journal pages. Evaluation shows that a skew angle may be detected with an accuracy of about 0.50 degree.
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Daniel X. Le and George R. Thoma "Document skew-angle detection algorithm", Proc. SPIE 1961, Visual Information Processing II, (27 August 1993);

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