Toward Arbitrary-Shaped Text Spotting Based On End-To-End

Guangcun Wei, Wansheng Rong, Yongquan Liang, Xinguang Xiao, Xiang Liu
2020 IEEE Access  
At present, text spotting in natural scenes has become one of the research hotspots. Among them, curvilinear text and long text are the main difficulties of text spotting in natural scenes. To better solve these two types of problems, we propose a novel end-to-end text spotting model. The model includes three parts: shared convolution module, text detector module and text recognizer module. For the problem of long text, we adopt the corner attention mechanism to extract the features of long
more » ... more effectively. For the problem of curve text, we feed the rectification feature map into the SA-BiLSTM decoder to recognize the curve text more effectively. More importantly, the joint optimization strategy realizes the mutual promotion function of the text detection task and the text recognition task. Experimental results on TotalText, ICDAR2015, ICDAR2013, CTW1500, COCO-Text and MLT datasets prove that our method achieves excellent performance and robustness in text spotting tasks based on end-to-end natural scenes.
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3020387 fatcat:tnmd4q5lqvc2zarwcytwhejx5u