HENet: Forcing a Network to Think More for Font Recognition [article]

Jingchao Chen, Shiyi Mu, Shugong Xu, Youdong Ding
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Although lots of progress were made in Text Recognition/OCR in recent years, the task of font recognition is remaining challenging. The main challenge lies in the subtle difference between these similar fonts, which is hard to distinguish. This paper proposes a novel font recognizer with a pluggable module solving the font recognition task. The pluggable module hides the most discriminative accessible features and forces the network to consider other complicated features to solve the hard
more » ... es of similar fonts, called HE Block. Compared with the available public font recognition systems, our proposed method does not require any interactions at the inference stage. Extensive experiments demonstrate that HENet achieves encouraging performance, including on character-level dataset Explor_all and word-level dataset AdobeVFR
arXiv:2110.10872v1 fatcat:hnadhv27avg65ju74yvbmzergu