Beyond the ground truth: Alternative quality measures of document binarizations


Conference Paper

© 2016 IEEE. This article discusses the quality assessment of binary images. The customary, ground truth based methodology, used in the literature is shown to be problematic due to its subjective nature. Several previously suggested alternatives are surveyed and are also found to be inadequate in certain scenarios. A new approach, quantifying the adherence of a binarization to its document image is proposed and tested using six different measures of accuracy. The measures are evaluated experimentally based on datasets from DIBCO and H-DIBCO competitions, with respect to different kinds of binarization degradations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaus, A; Sober, B; Turkel, E; Piasetzky, E

Published Date

  • July 2, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 0 /

Start / End Page

  • 495 - 500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2167-6453

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2167-6445

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781509009817

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICFHR.2016.0097

Citation Source

  • Scopus