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Title:
CHARACTER READER AND METHOD THEREFOR
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP3018949
Kind Code:
B2
Abstract:

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To fast read the address, etc., entered, on the mail to which a multicolor printing is applied.
SOLUTION: The mutlicolor image of the whole of paper sheets is fetched by a color scanner 102. From the multicolor image, the designated color image composed of only a color component designated by a designated color filter 105 is taken out. Further, the plural picture elements composing the designated color image are blocked by a designated color block extraction part 106 and a designated color block is extracted. By a monochrome processing part 108, the multicolor image is converted into a monochromatic image. By a monochromatic block extraction part 109, the plural picture elements composing the monochromatic image are blocked and at least one or more monochromatic blocks are extracted. Based on the designated color block and the monochromatic block, an area where the characters entered on paper sheets are to be read is determined by a reading area determination part 110.


Inventors:
Kondo, Katsuhiko
Itamoto, Koji
Iwakawa, Masato
Application Number:
JP20414595A
Publication Date:
March 13, 2000
Filing Date:
August 10, 1995
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NEC CORP
International Classes:
B07C3/14; G06K7/12; G06K9/00; G06K9/20; G06K9/38; (IPC1-7): G06K9/20; G06K9/20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
京本 直樹 (外2名)