A heuristic algorithm for hierarchical representation of form documents

Duygulu P., Atalay V., Dincel E.

14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Brisbane, Australia, 16 - 20 August 1998, pp.929-931 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Brisbane
  • Country: Australia
  • Page Numbers: pp.929-931
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper our aim is to develop a logical representation for form documents. We propose a hierarchical structure to represent the logical layout of a form by using lines. The approach is top-down and no domain knowledge such as the preprinted data or filled-in data is used. Logically same but physically different forms are associated to the same hierarchical tree. This representation can handle geometrical modifications and slight variations.(1).