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Automatic Visual Classification of Printed Documents

Andreas Dengel
In: Proceedings of the MIV-89. International Workshop on Industrial Applications of Machine Intelligence and Vision (MIV-89), April 10-12, Tokyo, Japan, Pages 276-281, IEEE, 1989.


The author presents the knowledge-based document-analysis system ANASTASIL. The system uses a formalism for document layout description and modeling. The model is realized by a tree structure, which describes the layout of a document page in different layout abstraction levels. The tree is used to initiate a best-first search in combination with a hypothesize-and-test strategy to establish a high-level electronic representation of the contents of a document. Results obtained in the different analysis phases are shown and confirm the soundness of the approach