Authors: Qixiang Ye, David Doermann
Description: We propose an approach to scene text detection that leverages both the appearance and consensus of connected components. Component appearance is modeled with an SVM based dictionary classifier and the component consensus is represented with color and spatial layout features. Responses of the dictionary classifier are integrated with the consensus features into a discriminative model, where the importance of features is determined using a text level training procedure. In text detection, hypotheses are generated on component pairs and an iterative extension procedure is used to aggregate hypotheses into text objects. In the detection procedure, the discriminative model is used to perform classification as well as control the extension.For more details, please refer to: Qixiang Ye, David Doermann, Scene Text Detection via Integrated Discrimination of Component Appearance and Consensus, CBDAR2013.