System and method facilitating document image compression utilizing a mask

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7764834

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20060274381A1

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11465083

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A system and method facilitating document image compression utilizing a mask separating a foreground of a document image from a background is provided. The invention includes a pixel energy analyzer adapted to partition regions into a foreground and background. The invention further provides for a merge region component adapted to attempt to merge regions if the merged region would not exceed a threshold energy. Merged regions are partitioned into a new foreground and new background. Thereafter, a mask storage component stores the partitioning information in a binary mask.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA29335

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Renshaw, Erin L Kirkland, US 17 293
Rinker, James Russell Kirkland, US 7 117
Simard,, III Patrice Y Bellevue, US 1 5

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