PRE-PROCESSING THE BRAILLE IMAGE FOR IMPROVING OPTICAL BRAILLE RECOGNITION PERFORMANCE

Vishwanath Venkatesh Murthy
2017 International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science  
Optical Braille Recognition (OBR), the automated software processes that are used in capturing and converting the Braille documents into text. The image data of embossed Braille plate captured using mobile camera or scanner is the input to OBR. Preprocessing is the first stage performed by OBR system. The Considerabletroubles in Image captured using camera, mobile or scanners include low-quality image due to irregular lightness during scanning, relatively low resolution of camera, impulse noise
more » ... mera, impulse noise in the image, diverse gray-level values, introduce anelevated spatial frequency, angled or slanted image capturedas a resultof human error, deformation or warp of image document that continuedeprivation or disability of the dots, manifestation of uninvited dots, irregulargapin connecting dots and the cells representing character. These impulse noises are eliminated by applying various image enhancement techniques under preprocessing stage of OBR. The main mission of the paper is to study and provide a proportionallearning of diverse preprocessing techniques that are appliedto the Braille image by various researchers.
doi:10.26483/ijarcs.v8i7.4188 fatcat:hxeaermohbbapggchidzjusxdq