Pavlos Stathis, Ergina Kavallieratou and Nikos Papamarkos
"An Evaluation Survey of Binarization Algorithms on Historical Documents"
Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition , art. no. 4761546 , ICPR 2008, Tampa, Florida,USA, 2008
is an active research area for many years. There are many difficulties
associated with satisfactory binarization of documents images and especially in
cases of degraded historical documents. In this paper, we try to answer the
question “how well a specific algorithm can binarize a degraded document
image?” We propose a new technique for the validation of document binarization algorithms.
Our method is simple in its implementation and can be performed on any
binarization algorithm since it doesn’t require anything more than the