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Number: 382/177
Name: Image analysis > Image segmentation > Segmenting individual characters or words
Description: Subject matter wherein individual characters and words are isolated by determining the position of the characters or words, often including determining the coordinates of a bounding box circumscribing the character or word.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
382/179 Segmenting hand-printed characters 142
382/178 Separating touching or overlapping characters 161

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8711440 Method of producing probabilities of being a template shape Apr. 29, 2014
8682077 Method for omnidirectional processing of 2D images including recognizable characters Mar. 25, 2014
8675968 Image processing apparatus Mar. 18, 2014
8667410 Method, system and computer program product for transmitting data from a document application to a data application Mar. 4, 2014
8660354 Image processing apparatus including an obtaining unit, an isolating unit, a classifying unit, information processing apparatus, and image reading apparatus Feb. 25, 2014
8660371 Accuracy of recognition by means of a combination of classifiers Feb. 25, 2014
8644616 Character recognition Feb. 4, 2014
8634644 System and method for identifying pictures in documents Jan. 21, 2014
8620078 Determining a class associated with an image Dec. 31, 2013
8620139 Utilizing subtitles in multiple languages to facilitate second-language learning Dec. 31, 2013
8611662 Text detection using multi-layer connected components with histograms Dec. 17, 2013
8611661 OCR multi-resolution method and apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8611669 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer-readable medium Dec. 17, 2013
8590800 Method of authenticating and/or identifying an article Nov. 26, 2013
8594427 Method and apparatus for reducing memory capacity in encoding image data Nov. 26, 2013
8548242 Method for omnidirectional processing of 2D images including recognizable characters Oct. 1, 2013
8548246 Method and system for preprocessing an image for optical character recognition Oct. 1, 2013
8542925 System and method to enable correction to application of substantially colorless material over identified text via segmentation Sep. 24, 2013
8538086 Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, and computer program product Sep. 17, 2013
8538152 System and method to enable correction of text handling mismatches via segmentation Sep. 17, 2013
8532988 Searching for symbol string Sep. 10, 2013
8526735 Time-series analysis of keywords Sep. 3, 2013
8517945 Segmentation of lesions in ultrasound images Aug. 27, 2013
8514446 Information processing apparatus, color/monochrome determination method therefor, and program for implementing the method Aug. 20, 2013
8516606 Systems and methods for challenge-response animation and randomization testing Aug. 20, 2013
8503782 Using extracted image text Aug. 6, 2013
8498485 Handprint recognition test deck Jul. 30, 2013
8494240 Vessel centerline determination Jul. 23, 2013
8467614 Method for processing optical character recognition (OCR) data, wherein the output comprises visually impaired character images Jun. 18, 2013
8467608 Method and apparatus for character string recognition Jun. 18, 2013
8457404 Image processing apparatus, computer readable medium for image processing and computer data signal for image processing Jun. 4, 2013
8457443 Method for handling static text and logos in stabilized images Jun. 4, 2013
8452100 Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus and image reading apparatus including the same, and image processing method May. 28, 2013
8447110 Time-series analysis of keywords May. 21, 2013
8447111 Triggering actions in response to optically or acoustically capturing keywords from a rendered document May. 21, 2013
8428932 Connected text data stream comprising coordinate logic to identify and validate segmented words in the connected text Apr. 23, 2013
8422787 Apparatus, method and program for text segmentation Apr. 16, 2013
8416244 Rendering a text image following a line Apr. 9, 2013
8417057 Method of compensating for distortion in text recognition Apr. 9, 2013
8406528 Methods and apparatuses for evaluating visual accessibility of displayable web based content and/or other digital images Mar. 26, 2013
8401293 Word recognition of text undergoing an OCR process Mar. 19, 2013
8391560 Method and system for image identification and identification result output Mar. 5, 2013
8391559 Method and system for image identification and identification result output Mar. 5, 2013
8391602 Character recognition Mar. 5, 2013
8385652 Segmentation of textual lines in an image that include western characters and hieroglyphic characters Feb. 26, 2013
8384917 Font reproduction in electronic documents Feb. 26, 2013
8358871 Method and device for detecting and correcting skewed image data Jan. 22, 2013
8351061 Printing apparatus which is capable of editing printing data, and a printing method for use with the printing apparatus Jan. 8, 2013
RE43894 Method and apparatus for segmenting small structures in images Jan. 1, 2013
8345978 Detecting position of word breaks in a textual line image Jan. 1, 2013

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