Automatic panel extraction of color comic images

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2007
Subtitle of host publication8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages775-784
Volume4810 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783540772545
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4810 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title8th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2007)
LocationCity University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Period11 - 14 December 2007

Abstract

In this paper, an automatic approach for detecting and extracting panels in a color comic image is proposed. Panel extraction is challenging because the background color, the background pixel locations, the panel shapes and the panel layout are not known in advance. In our approach, uniform color stripes are first identified and used as separators to segment the color comic page image into sub-regions in a recursive manner. Panels are recognized as the sub-regions that cannot be further segmented. The structure of the panels is thus obtained in the extraction process and it contains the layout of the panels as well as the reading order. Panel extraction is useful because: 1) the extracted panels can be better fitted into a handheld device for viewing; and 2) the panels can then be further analyzed to extract features used for content based indexing and retrieval. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Research Area(s)

  • Comic processing, Image analysis, Image segmentation, Panel extraction

Citation Format(s)

Automatic panel extraction of color comic images. / Chan, Chung Ho; Leung, Howard; Komura, Taku.

Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2007: 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings. Vol. 4810 LNCS Springer Verlag, 2007. p. 775-784 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4810 LNCS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review