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How to automatically identify text lines in curved document images ?

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for document images with fronto- parallel view, projection method is effective for identifying text lines, but in case of curved document images (text lines are not straight) projection is not effective. I need help to solve this issue.
consider the below image is for Arabic language text image

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Birju Patel
Birju Patel on 29 Sep 2014
Hi,
You might be able to use CPSELECT and FITGEOTRANS with the polynomial transform to remove the distortion of the text lines.
As far as OCR, the OCR function in the Computer Vision System Toolbox supports many languages, including Arabic. You can try downloading the Arabic language data file and use that with the OCR function.
Download the Arabic language data file:
https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/downloads/detail?name=tesseract-ocr-3.02.ara.tar.gz&can=2&q=
Then you can pass the location of the ara.traineddata file via the OCR function's 'Language' parameter and try it out on your image. See the OCR ref page for details:

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 25 Sep 2014
I don't think the OCR built into the Computer Vision System Toolbox handles that language, but it might, so check it out. If it does not then there is no "built-in" functionality for that and you'll have to write your own, so in that case look online for published algorithms here: http://www.visionbib.com/bibliography/contentschar.html#OCR,%20Document%20Analysis%20and%20Character%20Recognition%20Systems

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