The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
 
                          Vision and Robotics Seminar
 
                     Lecture Hall, Room 1, Ziskind Building
                         on Thursday, January 13, 2011

 THIS TALK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. A SEPARATE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL GIVE 
THE NEW DATE AND TIME. 
 
                                 Yonatan Wexler
                                 OrCam Systems
 
                                 will speak on
 
                        Detecting Text in Natural Scenes
                           with Stroke Width Transform
 
Abstract:
In this talk I will present a new image operator that seeks to find the value
of stroke width for each image pixel, and demonstrate its use on the task of
text detection in natural images. The suggested operator is local and data
dependent, which makes it fast and robust enough to eliminate the need for
multi-scale computation or scanning windows. Extensive testing shows that the
suggested scheme outperforms the latest published algorithms. Its simplicity
allows the algorithm to detect texts in many fonts and languages.
 
This is joint work with B. Epshtein and E. Ofek from Microsoft.  It was
presented at the 2010 conference for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in
San-Francisco.
 
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Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
Editor: Michael Cwikel   <techm@math.technion.ac.il> 
Announcement from: Diana Mandelik   <diana.mandelik@weizmann.ac.il>