Handwritten and Printed Text Separation: Linearity and Regularity Assessment

  • Sameh HamrouniEmail author
  • Florence Cloppet
  • Nicole Vincent
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8814)


In this paper, we address the issue of discerning handwriting from machine-printed text in real documents (This work is funded by the PiXL project, supported by the “Fonds national pour laSociété Numérique” of the French State. We present a reliable method based on a novel set of features belonging to two different categories, linearity and regularity, invariant to translation and scaling. Specifically, a novel linearity measure derived from the histogram of straight line segment lengths is introduced. The resulting framework is independent of the document layout andsupports any latin language used. Its performances are assessed on real documents dataset comprising heterogeneous administrative images.Experimental results demonstrate its accuracy, allowing up to 90 % recognition rate.


Recognition Rate Document Image Straight Line Segment Text Line Optical Character Recognition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sameh Hamrouni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Florence Cloppet
    • 1
  • Nicole Vincent
    • 1
  1. 1.LIPADEUniversity of Paris DescartesParisFrance

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