ICDAR 2015 Text Reading in the Wild Competition [article]

Xinyu Zhou and Shuchang Zhou and Cong Yao and Zhimin Cao and Qi Yin
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Recently, text detection and recognition in natural scenes are becoming increasing popular in the computer vision community as well as the document analysis community. However, majority of the existing ideas, algorithms and systems are specifically designed for English. This technical report presents the final results of the ICDAR 2015 Text Reading in the Wild (TRW 2015) competition, which aims at establishing a benchmark for assessing detection and recognition algorithms devised for both
more » ... e and English scripts and providing a playground for researchers from the community. In this article, we describe in detail the dataset, tasks, evaluation protocols and participants of this competition, and report the performance of the participating methods. Moreover, promising directions for future research are discussed.
arXiv:1506.03184v1 fatcat:e3a6vlzy3zfc3lfhey2dw5epqm