Sharingan is a tool built on Python 3.6 using OpenCV 3.2 to extract news content as text from newspaper’s photo and perform news context extraction.
For more details and explanation, please refer the blog post here: http://vipul.xyz/2017/03/sharingan-newspaper-text-and-context.html
How it works?
Canny Edge Detection
Contour Approximation and Bound Box
The segmentation done above gives the following result after context extraction:
[‘residential terraces’, ‘busy markets’, ‘Puppies’, ‘inhumane conditions’, ‘popular e-commerce sites’, ‘Sriramapuram’, ‘Russell Market’, ‘issue licences’, ‘meeting conditions’, ‘positive impact’, ‘pet owners’, ‘R. Shantha Kumar’, ‘welfare ofﬁcer’, ‘Animal Welfare Board’, ‘India’] [‘Kittie’] [‘Compassion Unlimited’] [‘public spaces’, ‘Animal’, ‘rights activists’, ‘civic body’, ‘Bengaluru’], [‘BENGALURU’, ‘Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike’, ‘Dane’, ‘English Mastiff’, ‘Bulldog’, ‘Boxer’, ‘Rottweiler’, ‘Bernard’, ‘Shepherd’, ‘Retriever’, ‘draft guidelines’, ‘sterilisation’, ‘pet dogs ’, ‘Owners’]
Installing OpenCV 3.2 from source Python 3.6
mkdir release && cd release
cmake -DBUILD_TIFF=ON \ -DBUILD_opencv_java=OFF \ -DWITH_CUDA=OFF \ -DENABLE_AVX=ON \ -DWITH_OPENGL=ON \ -DWITH_OPENCL=ON \ -DWITH_IPP=OFF \ -DWITH_TBB=ON \ -DWITH_EIGEN=ON \ -DWITH_V4L=ON \ -DWITH_VTK=OFF \ -DBUILD_TESTS=OFF \ -DBUILD_PERF_TESTS=OFF \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RELEASE \ -DBUILD_opencv_python2=OFF \ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$(python3.6 -c "import sys; print(sys.prefix)") \ -DPYTHON3_EXECUTABLE=$(which python3.6) \ -DPYTHON3_INCLUDE_DIR=$(python3.6 -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_inc; print(get_python_inc())") \ -DPYTHON3_PACKAGES_PATH=$(python3.6 -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print(get_python_lib())") ..
The output of above will be similar to this: output
Setting up Sharingan
git clone email@example.com:vipul-sharma20/sharingan.git
pip install -r requirements.txt
IMPORTANT: You will require some corpora and trained models for the code to run. You can refer to: http://www.nltk.org/data.html
In : import nltk In : nltk.download()
Try out the code on Jupyter Notebook
docker build -t sharingan-docker .
docker run -p 8888:8888 -it sharingan-docker
I am no wizard. Big thanks to people who came up with these solutions and posts:
See here: Sharingan
This project is licensed under MIT License:
Copyright (c) 2017-2018: Vipul Sharma
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This project uses following external libraries, which have their own licenses:
- NLTK (https://github.com/nltk/nltk/blob/develop/LICENSE.txt) [Apache]
- OpenCV (https://github.com/opencv/opencv/blob/master/LICENSE) [BSD]
- NumPy (https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/master/LICENSE.txt)