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Challenge Organisers

This Challenge is organised by members of the Document Analysis and Pattern Recognition group at the Computer Vision Centre, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Dimosthenis Karatzas
  • Sergi Robles Mestre
  • Partha Pratim Roy
  • Farshad Nourbakhsh
  • Joan Mas

Useful Links

This Challenge is part of the ICDAR 2011 Robust Reading Competition which also includes a challenge on Scene Text.

Visit the other Challenge of the competition at the Reading Text in Scene Images Web site.

The Web site of ICDAR 2011 can be found here.

If you are looking for more training data, have a look at the past Robust Reading competitions organised by Simon Lucas, and also at the Datasets section of the IAPR-TC11 Web.

Important Dates
  • 25 February: Webpage is now online! Registrations page is open.
  • 20 March: Training dataset will be available
  • 1 June: Test dataset available
  • 1-3 June: Test period
  • 3 June: Submission of results