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The Character Recognition System of Mobile Camera Based Image

모바일 이미지 기반의 문자인식 시스템

  • Park, Young-Hyun (Information and Telecommunication, Korea Aerospace University) ;
  • Lee, Hyung-Jin (Information and Telecommunication, Korea Aerospace University) ;
  • Baek, Joong-Hwan (Information and Telecommunication, Korea Aerospace University)
  • 박영현 (한국항공대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 이형진 (한국항공대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 백중환 (한국항공대학교 정보통신공학과)
  • Received : 2010.04.23
  • Accepted : 2010.05.13
  • Published : 2010.05.31

Abstract

Recently, due to the development of mobile phone and supply of smart phone, many contents have been developed. Especially, since the small-sized cameras are equiped in mobile devices, people are interested in the image based contents development, and it also becomes important part in their practical use. Among them, the character recognition system can be widely used in the applications such as blind people guidance systems, automatic robot navigation systems, automatic video retrieval and indexing systems, automatic text translation systems. Therefore, this paper proposes a system that is able to extract text area from the natural images captured by smart phone camera. The individual characters are recognized and result is output in voice. Text areas are extracted using Adaboost algorithm and individual characters are recognized using error back propagated neural network.

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