Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering, Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

5511

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This article was originally published as: Kato, H. , Tan, K.T. , & Chai, D. K. (2008). Development Of A Novel Finder Pattern For Effective Color 2D-Barcode Detection. Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications. ISPA '08. (pp. 1006-1013). Sydney, Australia. IEEE Computer Society. Original article available here

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Abstract

With a camera mobile phone, which has become a "must-have" device, 2D-barcode works as an interface to bridge the physical and digital world. As the notion of ubiquitous computing has permeated, developing a new 2D-barcode and its applications has been a growing trend worldwide. A 2D-barcode symbol consists of two broad areas: data area and guide area. The components of the latter is collectively called "finder pattern" and used in locating the 2D-barcode symbol. The failure of finding the target symbol prevents a barcode reader from successfully decoding the barcode. Hence, designing a functional finder pattern is one of the key for improving the robustness of barcode reading, and thus, the entire 2D-barcode system. We have designed a novel finder pattern integrated with a color 2D-barcode for camera mobile phone applications. Through the development and evaluation of the finder pattern for effective color 2D-barcode detection, this paper discusses keys to improve the functionality and reliability of finder patterns, which should be kept in mind when designing a finder pattern for any 2D-barcode symbol.

DOI

10.1109/ISPA.2008.140

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10.1109/ISPA.2008.140