ICDAR 2013 robust reading competition

Dimosthenis Karatzas, Faisal Shafait, Seiichi Uchida, Masakazu Iwamura, Lluis Gomez I. Bigorda, Sergi Robles Mestre, Joan Mas, David Fernandez Mota, Jon Almazan Almazan, Lluis Pere De Las Heras

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This report presents the final results of the ICDAR 2013 Robust Reading Competition. The competition is structured in three Challenges addressing text extraction in different application domains, namely born-digital images, real scene images and real-scene videos. The Challenges are organised around specific tasks covering text localisation, text segmentation and word recognition. The competition took place in the first quarter of 2013, and received a total of 42 submissions over the different tasks offered. This report describes the datasets and ground truth specification, details the performance evaluation protocols used and presents the final results along with a brief summary of the participating methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6628859
Pages (from-to)1484-1493
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2013Aug 28 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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