We present a new efficient solution to the problem of form colour dropout, required for automated processing of machine-printed forms. Unlike previous methods, our solution does not require any prior information about the hardware, scanner settings, colour space parameters, document template information - indeed we require no prior information at all. Our approach demonstrates a new application of graph cuts; we apply a simple graph cut on the scanned form image in order to drop out fields, which have been printed in pre-defined colours unknown to our system. We effectively separate the machine-printed and hand-printed data from the template, thereby making simple the remaining steps involved in processing the document.
|Title of host publication||MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Computer Graphics and Visualization 2008 and Gaming 2008: Design for Engaging Experience Soc. Interaction|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Digital image storage
- Computer graphics
- Image processing
- Image segmentation
- Information systems
Balikai, A. A., Sundaram, S., & Hall, P. M. (2008). AUTOMATIC multilevel form colour dropout using graph cuts. In MCCSIS'08 - IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems; Proceedings of Computer Graphics and Visualization 2008 and Gaming 2008: Design for Engaging Experience Soc. Interaction (pp. 127-133). IADIS.