A software tool for searching in binary text images

Nikolay Kirov

We present a software tool for searching word images in scanned text documents. We consider that the document pages are represented as files in tif, jpg, gif, png, bmp and other graphic file formats. Our experiments prove the efficiency of the proposed approach and show that such type of search could be successful. Examples of using various languages are presented. Our software is user oriented and can be applied to any collection of scanned text documents.