International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 2, pages: 150-155, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.2.33

Generating an Arabic Calligraphy Text Blocks for Global Texture Analysis

Bilal Bataineh, Siti Norul Huda Sheikh Abdullah, Khairuddin Omar

Abstract

This paper objective is to improve the current method for generating an Arabic Calligraphy text blocks. We test on seven types of Arabic Calligraphy text. We apply  projection profiles and a proposed filter to discriminate each line of the Arabic Calligraphy scripts. After performing text detection, skew correction, text and line normalization subsequently, we generate Arabic Calligraphy text blocks for global texture analysis purposes. We compare our proposed filter with current method and median filter. The results show that the proposed filter  is outperformed. The proposed method can be further  improved to boost the overall performance.

Keywords:

Arabic calligraphy; global analysis; Optical font recognition; image processing; text preprocessing

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