An overview of symbol recognition

Salvatore Tabbone, Oriol Ramos Terrades

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    © Springer-Verlag London 2014. All rights are reserved. According to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online, a symbol is a sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else. Symbol recognition is a subfield of general pattern recognition problems that focuses on identifying, detecting, and recognizing symbols in technical drawings, maps, or miscellaneous documents such as logos and musical scores. This chapter aims at providing the reader an overview of the different existing ways of describing and recognizing symbols and how the field has evolved to attain a certain degree of maturity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Document Image Processing and Recognition
    Number of pages28
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


    • Pattern recognition
    • Shape descriptors
    • Structural descriptors
    • Symbol spotting
    • Symbolrecognition


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