Detect text with stroke width transform.
C++ CMake
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Latest commit bdf4046 Mar 9, 2016 @aperrau aperrau Merge pull request #10 from royshil/master
Complete OpenCV2.4 C++11 rehaul with CMake

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DetectText

Detect text with stroke width transform.

Dependencies

OpenCV 2.4+, boost.

Compile

g++ -o DetectText TextDetection.cpp FeaturesMain.cpp -lopencv_core -lopencv_highgui -lopencv_imgproc -I/path/to/current/directory

where /path/to/current/directory is replaced with the absolute path to the current directory.

Using CMake

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make

To run

./TextDetection input_file output_file dark_on_light where dark_on_light is 1 or 0, indicating whether the text is darker or lighter than the background.

More

Details on the algorithm can be found in: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs4670/2010fa/projects/final/results/group_of_arp86_sk2357/Writeup.pdf