Patent Number: 6,169,822

Title: Method for correcting direction of document image

Abstract: There is provided a method for automatically correcting a document image whose direction is incorrect, using character recognition. The method includes the steps of detecting a predetermined portion of a character area in the document image, determining the inclination of the document according to the character recognition reliability of the predetermined portion, and recognizing a character by rotating the document at the determined inclination. A large quantity of documents can be automatically processed and even the visually impaired can scan documents by using the automatic direction correcting feature of the document recognizer.

Inventors: Jung; Sung-woo (Ohsan, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06K 9/32 (20060101); G06K 009/32 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018