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Title: Skew Detection Using Hough Transform
Authors: Arora, Arun
Supervisor: Kumar, Ravinder
Keywords: Skew Detection;Skew Correction;Hough Transformation
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Document image processing has become an increasingly important technology in the automation of office documentation tasks. Automatic document scanners such as text readers and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) systems are an essential component of systems capable of those tasks. One of the problems in this field is that the document to be read is not always placed correctly on a flatbed scanner. This means that the document may be skewed on the scanner bed, resulting in a skewed image. This skew has a detrimental effect on document analysis, document understanding, and character segmentation and recognition. Consequently, detecting the skew of a document image and correcting it are important issues in realizing a practical document reader. Very frequently the digitalization process of documents produce images rotated of small angles in relation to the original image axis. The skew introduced makes more difficult the visualization of images by human users. Besides that, it increases the complexity of any sort of automatic image recognition, degrades the performance of OCR tools, increases the space needed for image storage, etc. Thus, skew correction is an important part of any document processing system being a matter of concern of researchers for almost two decades now. The search for faster and good quality solutions to this problem is still on.
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