method: TextSpotter2013-04-05

Authors: Lukas Neumann, Jiri Matas, Michal Busta

Description: TextSpotter is an unconstrained real-time end-to-end text localization and recognition method. The real-time performance is achieved by posing the character detection problem as an efficient sequential selection from the set of Extremal Regions (ERs). ERs are grouped into word regions which are recognized using an approximate nearest-neighbor classifier operating on a coarse Gaussian scale-space pyramid. A demo of the software is available online: