Fundamentals and Applications of Document Image Analysis

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Document image analysis (DIA) has become one of the most dynamic areas in information sciences today. Balancing theory and practice to deliver a comprehensive foundation, Fundamentals and Applications of Document Image Analysis integrates recent advances in image processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and information retrieval to demonstrate their influence on DIA. This multidisciplinary and self-contained reference provides researchers, engineers, practitioners, and graduate students with a roadmap of future progress in DIA while clarifying the currently used algorithms and techniques.