Abstract: Detecting text from an image is an important prerequisite for the content based image analysis process. To understand the contents of an image or the valuable information, there is need of analysing the text appears in it. Various methods have been proposed over past years for text detection and extraction from different types of images, like scene image, born digital image and document image.In this paper, we describe the existing methods of text detection, text segmentation and character recognition from natural scene images with their features, advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords: Text detection, text segmentation, character recognition, scene image.