Chinese Character Images Recognition and Its Application in Mobile Platform

Gang Gu, Jiangqin Wu, Tianjiao Mao, Pengcheng Gao

Abstract

Chinese characters are profound and polysemantic. Reading a Chinese character is a procedure of image understanding, if the Chinese character is captured as an image. Due to the complexity of structure and plenty of Chinese characters, there always exist some unfamiliar characters when reading books, so it would be great if a tool is provided to help users understand the meaning of unknown characters. We propose a method that combines global and local features(i.e., GIST and SIFT features) to recognize the Chinese character images captured from mobile camera. Three schemes are investigated based on practical considerations. Firstly,the so-called GIST and SIFT descriptors extracted from Chinese character images are adopted purely as features. Then filter the SIFT feature points of similar Chinese character images based on GIST feature. Finally, compress the storage of GIST and SIFT descriptors to accommodate mobile platform with Similarity Sensitive Coding(SSC) algorithm. At the stage of recognition, the top 2k Chinese characters are firstly obtained by hamming distance in GIST feature space, then reorder the selected characters as final result by SIFT feature. We build an Android app that implements the recognition algorithm. Experiment shows satisfying recognition results of our proposed application compared to other Android apps.

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Gu G., Wu J., Mao T. and Gao P. (2016). Chinese Character Images Recognition and Its Application in Mobile Platform . In Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-175-5, pages 311-318. DOI: 10.5220/0005679703110318


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp16,
author={Gang Gu and Jiangqin Wu and Tianjiao Mao and Pengcheng Gao},
title={Chinese Character Images Recognition and Its Application in Mobile Platform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={311-318},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005679703110318},
isbn={978-989-758-175-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016)
TI - Chinese Character Images Recognition and Its Application in Mobile Platform
SN - 978-989-758-175-5
AU - Gu G.
AU - Wu J.
AU - Mao T.
AU - Gao P.
PY - 2016
SP - 311
EP - 318
DO - 10.5220/0005679703110318