Computer Vision for Scene Text Analaysis

The motivation of this dissertation is to develop a ‘Seeing-Eye‘ video-based interface for the visually impaired to access environmental text information. We are concerned with those daily activities of the low-vision people involved with interpreting ‘environmental text’ or ‘scene text‘ e.g., reading a newspaper, can labels and street signs. First, we discuss the devopement of such a video-based interface. In this interface, the processed image of a scene text is read by o®-the-shelf OCR and converted back to speech by Text-to-Speech(TTS)…

Author: Zandifar, Ali

Source: University of Maryland

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