A hierarchical representation of form documents for identification and retrieval

Duygulu P., Atalay V.

7th Annual Document Recognition and Retrieval Conference, San-Jose, Costa Rica, 26 - 27 January 2000, vol.3967, pp.128-139 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3967
  • City: San-Jose
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-139
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we present a logical representation for form documents to be used for identification and retrieval. A hierarchical structure is proposed to represent the logical structure 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 forms are associated to the same hierarchical structure. This representation can handle geometrical modifications and slight variations.