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Turning Document Image Analysis Methods into Web Services - An Example Using OCRopus

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Würsch Marcel, Simistira Foteini, Ingold Rolf, Liwicki Marcus,
Project HisDoc III : Large-Scale Historical Document Classification
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal 2017 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)
Volume (Issue) 04
Page(s) 48 - 52
Title of proceedings 2017 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)
DOI 10.1109/icdar.2017.312

Abstract

Research in Document Image Analysis is producing a vast amount of good methods for the different research tasks. Though, it still remains difficult to reproduce experiments, integrate existing methods into other research projects, or build software solutions combining different methods together. This paper focuses on two points: (i) we reason why providing access to methods as Web Services can solve many of these problems, and (ii) we show how an existing open-source method can be transformed into a Web Service and used using the well-known open-source package OCRopus as an example. The processes explained can be performed by anyone who would like to provide their methods as Web Services.
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