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1 LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique

Abstract : This article presents a new method to index document images. This work is done in an industrial context where thousands of document images are daily digitized, these images have to be sorted in different classes like payroll, various bills, information letters. We propose a software method which aims to accelerate this task. Usually, the number of document classes is a priori unknown. In this paper, we propose an automatic estimation of this class number. According to this class number, we use a clustering algorithm in order to group document images. After this step, we propose an assisted classification tool based on content based image retrieval method CBIR. For each cluster, a reference image is automatically selected then considering a similarity measure, the other images are sorted and shown to the user. By interacting with the process, the user can reject wrong images. The user feedback is automatically taken into account to enhance the similarity measure by selecting features. The first tests show that, on average, databases are indexed 3 times faster with our assisted classification method than with a standard manual classification process.

keyword : document image clustering document retrieval feature selection relevance feedback industrial application

Autor: Olivier Augereau - Nicholas Journet - Domenger Jean Philippe -



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