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Real-time 3D Page Tracking and Book Status Recognition


We proposed a new book digitization system that can obtain high-resolution document images while flipping the pages automatically(BFS-Auto). The distinctive feature of our system is the adaptive capturing that has a crucial role in achieving high speed and high resolution. This adaptive capturing requires observing the state of the flipped pages at high speed and with high accuracy. In order to meet this requirement, we newly proposed a method of obtaining the 3D shape of the book, tracking each page, and evaluating the state. In addition, we explain the details of the proposed high-speed book digitization system. We also report some experiments conducted to verify the performance of the developed system.

Fig. 1
Schematic illustration of book status histogram.

Fig. 2
Results of page tracking.
Top: Images from high-speed camera. Middle: Book status histogram. Bottom: 3D point cloud. The unit of length in the graph is mm.

Related work


  1. Shohei Noguchi, Masahiro Yamada, Yoshihiro Watanabe and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Real-time 3D Page Tracking and Book Status Recognition for High-speed Book Digitization based on Adaptive Capturing, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision 2014, 2014. Best Paper Award
Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, Department of Information Physics and Computing, Department of Creative Informatics,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
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