Automatic Room Detection And Room Labeling From Architectural Floor Plans

Sheraz Ahmed; Marcus Liwicki; Markus Weber; Andreas Dengel
In: Proceedings of the 10th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems. IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS-2012), 10th, March 27-29, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Pages 339-343, IEEE, 2012.


This paper presents an automatic system for analyzing and labeling architectural floor plans. In order to detect the locations of the rooms, the proposed systems extracts both, structural and semantic information from given floor plans. Furthermore, OCR is applied on the text layer to retrieve the meaningful room labeling. Finally, a novel post-processing is proposed to split rooms into several sub-regions if several semantic rooms share the same physical room. Our fully automatic system is evaluated on a publicly available dataset of architectural floor plans. In our experiments, we could clearly outperform other state-of-the-art approaches for room detection.

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