Real-time text tracking for text-to-speech translation camera for the blind

Hideaki Goto, Takuma Hoda

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Abstract

Some mobile devices have been developed for helping the visually-impaired people to obtain useful information from text on documents, goods, and signboards. However, it is still difficult for the blind to find or even notice the text in the environment and to capture the images suitable for character recognition and speech synthesis. We developed a prototype of reading assistant device with a scene text locator that shows the text location by sound signals. To improve the device further, this paper proposes a real-time text tracking method that enables character recognition on-the-fly and also helps the users to obtain the text information easily and efficiently with less searching efforts. The presented method is based on our former one, and provides a new feature that it is tolerant of temporary occlusion or out-of-view of text regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages658-661
Number of pages4
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783319085951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 2014 Jul 92014 Jul 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8547 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period14/7/914/7/11

Keywords

  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Reading Assistant
  • Scene Text Detection
  • Text Tracking
  • Text-To-Speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Goto, H., & Hoda, T. (2014). Real-time text tracking for text-to-speech translation camera for the blind. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 658-661). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8547 LNCS, No. PART 1). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08596-8_101