• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

A Novel Text Sample Selection Model for Scene Text Detection via Bootstrap Learning

Vol. 13, No. 2, February 27, 2019
10.3837/tiis.2019.02.016, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Text detection has been a popular research topic in the field of computer vision. It is difficult for prevalent text detection algorithms to avoid the dependence on datasets. To overcome this problem, we proposed a novel unsupervised text detection algorithm inspired by bootstrap learning. Firstly, the text candidate in a novel form of superpixel is proposed to improve the text recall rate by image segmentation. Secondly, we propose a unique text sample selection model (TSSM) to extract text samples from the current image and eliminate database dependency. Specifically, to improve the precision of samples, we combine maximally stable extremal regions (MSERs) and the saliency map to generate sample reference maps with a double threshold scheme. Finally, a multiple kernel boosting method is developed to generate a strong text classifier by combining multiple single kernel SVMs based on the samples selected from TSSM. Experimental results on standard datasets demonstrate that our text detection method is robust to complex backgrounds and multilingual text and shows stable performance on different standard datasets.


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[IEEE Style]
J. Kong, J. Sun, M. Jiang and J. Hou, "A Novel Text Sample Selection Model for Scene Text Detection via Bootstrap Learning," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 771-789, 2019. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.02.016.

[ACM Style]
Jun Kong, Jinhua Sun, Min Jiang, and Jian Hou. 2019. A Novel Text Sample Selection Model for Scene Text Detection via Bootstrap Learning. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 13, 2, (2019), 771-789. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.02.016.