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Effective Character Restoration and Enhancement for Arabic Text Documents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-G001
Agency Tracking Number: A062-101-2758
Amount: $119,639.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-101
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-11-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-12-10
Small Business Information
1427 Cerro Verde
San Jose, CA 95120
United States
DUNS: 115713492
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ismail Haritaoglu
 President, CTO
 (650) 641-7111
Business Contact
 Esin Haritaoglu
Title: VP
Phone: (650) 641-7111
Research Institution

Polar Rain proposes to design and develop fast and efficient character restoration and image enhancement algorithms and software for Arabic text document images. Our proposed approach brings innovative solution designed to work on degraded Arabic text document images combining non-language specific image enhancement methods with Arabic specific character restoration algorithm. Computation models used in algorithms takes advantage of Arabic characters shapes and appearance features while removing artifacts, marks general noise during enhancement process. Proposed software design allows seamless integration third party OCR products with set of application programming interfaces. We will evaluate and conduct experiments to measure feasibility and superiority of proposed solution over exiting image enhancement and character restoration algorithms using COTS OCR product as well as Polar Rain’s mobile OCR software.

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