High-description image acquisition for digital archiving of rare books

Masaaki Kashimura, Toshifumi Nakajima, Taizo Maeda, Norikazu Onda, Hideo Saito, Shinji Ozawa

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At first in this paper, we give an outline of activity of the Humanities Media Interface (HUMI) Project. This project was established by Keio Univ for the purpose of digital archiving of rare books held in Keio University Library, and of realizing a research oriented digital library. Then our way of acquiring rare book images of super high definition is introduced and image compensation method for acquiring just-front view of page using the 3-D information extracted from the shape of top line of the page area depicted in the image is proposed. Our approach of acquiring higher resolution image by joining close-up partial images of a page is also introduced. The proposing image adjustment method is extended for partial images of a page as preprocess of joining them together. In the experiment, well-adjusted and joined page images could be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1430-1440
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 Visual Communications and Image Processing - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 251999 Jan 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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