Semester of Graduation
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
Division of Computer Science and Engineering
In this thesis, we focus on resolving the inpainting problem and improving Optical Character Recognition (OCR) accuracy of damaged text images at character level. We present a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)-based model conditioned on class labels for image inpainting. This model is a deep convolutional neural network with encoder-decoder style architecture which can process images with holes at random locations. Experiments on the character images dataset demonstrate that our proposed model generates promising inpainting results and significantly improve OCR accuracy by reconstructing missing parts of damaged character images.
Du, Pu, "Improving OCR Accuracy of Damaged Pictures with Generative Adversarial Networks" (2020). LSU Master's Theses. 5058.