Indoor Navigation using Text Extraction

Jake Eden, Thomas Kawchak, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the possibility of harnessing text extraction to perform localization for a visually impaired grocery shopper to help the shopper navigate through a grocery store. The extraction of environmental text is performed only after more traditional guidance techniques are employed to first bring the user to the text-rich aisles of a grocery store. This idea is built upon the need for both text extraction and localization in a visual assistance pipeline. For instance, typical visual assistance pipelines attempt to solve a number of problems: indoor localization and navigation, classification of an aisle's products, and potentially contextual information retrieval based on local environmental text (to, say, determine a product's price). However, prior art does not consider how text might also augment localization. Thus, this paper explores the viability of introducing text into such a seemingly disjoint problem space and ultimately concludes that environmental text extraction can enhance indoor localization by providing course-grained accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages112-117
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663189
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2018
Event2018 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS 2018 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Oct 21 2018Oct 24 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS: Design and Implementation
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1520-6130

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS 2018
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period10/21/1810/24/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Eden, J., Kawchak, T., & Narayanan, V. (2018). Indoor Navigation using Text Extraction. In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS 2018 (pp. 112-117). [8598409] (IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS: Design and Implementation; Vol. 2018-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SiPS.2018.8598409