Which Parts Determine the Impression of the Font?

Masaya Ueda, Akisato Kimura, Seiichi Uchida

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Various fonts give different impressions, such as legible, rough, and comic-text. This paper aims to analyze the correlation between the local shapes, or parts, and the impression of fonts. By focusing on local shapes instead of the whole letter shape, we can realize more general analysis independent from letter shapes. The analysis is performed by newly combining SIFT and DeepSets, to extract an arbitrary number of essential parts from a particular font and aggregate them to infer the font impressions by nonlinear regression. Our qualitative and quantitative analyses prove that (1) fonts with similar parts have similar impressions, (2) many impressions, such as legible and rough, largely depend on specific parts, and (3) several impressions are very irrelevant to parts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocument Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR 2021 - 16th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsJosep Lladós, Daniel Lopresti, Seiichi Uchida
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030863333
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event16th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2021 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sept 5 2021Sept 10 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12823 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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