DoT-Net: Document Layout Classification Using Texture-based CNN

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Conference Proceeding

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The 15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)


Springer, Cham

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Document Layout Analysis (DLA) is a segmentation process that decomposes a scanned document image into its blocks of interest and classifies them. DLA is essential in a large number of applications, such as Information Retrieval, Machine Translation, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, and structured data extraction from documents. However, identification of document blocks in DLA is challenging due to variations of block locations, inter- and intra- class variability, and background noises. In this paper, we propose a novel texture-based convolutional neural network for document layout analysis, called DoT-Net. DoT-Net is a multiclass classifier that can effectively identify document component blocks such as text, image, table, mathematical expression, and line-diagram, whereas most related methods have focused on the text vs. non-text block classification problem. DoT-Net can capture textural variations among the multiclass regions of documents. Our proposed method DoT-Net achieved promising results outperforming stateof-the-art document layout classifiers on accuracy, F1 score, and AUC. The open-source code of DoT-Net is available at


Document Layout Analysis; Dilated CNN; Texture Based Document Analysis


Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems | Physical Sciences and Mathematics



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