Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science


Computer Science


Text character segmentation is the process of detecting the bounding box position of individual characters within a written text document image. The character segmentation problem remains extremely difficult for ancient Chinese calligraphy documents. This paper examines a glyph-based segmentation technique for segmenting Chinese Calligraphy characters in the "Collected Characters". The glyph-based character segmentation pipeline utilizes a combination of well-understood image processing techniques in a novel pipeline which is able to detect Chinese calligraphy characters from ink-blots with a good reliability.