The Prague Stringology Conference 2006

Daniel Prù¹a and Václav Hlaváè

2D Context-Free Grammars: Mathematical Formulae Recognition

Abstract:
This contribution advocates that two-dimensional context-free grammars can be successfully used in the analysis of images containing objects that exhibit structural relations. The idea of structural construction is further developed. The approach can be made computationally efficient, practical and be able to cope with noise. We have developed and tested the method on a pilot study aiming at recognition of off-line mathematical formulae. The other novelty is not treating symbol segmentation in the image and structural analysis as two separate processes. This allows the system to recover from errors made in initial symbol segmentation.

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