Patent Number: 7,356,183

Title: Segmentation method and system for multiple raster content (MRC) representation of documents

Abstract: A method and a system for separating an image signal into a set of image planes in accordance with a control signal. The system comprises a selector module, an edge processing module and a foreground/background separation module. The selector module receives the control signal and produces a selector signal. The edge processing module receives the selector signal and produces a decision signal. The foreground/background separation module receives the image signal and the decision signal, and outputs a foreground signal and a background signal, a representation of the current pixel of the image signal being included in at least one of the foreground signal and the background.

Inventors: Curry; Donald J. (Menlo Park, CA), Kletter; Doron (San Mateo, CA), Nafarieh; Asghar (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/34 (20060101); G06K 9/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00