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Contact

For any generic queries or suggestions, or problems related to the Web site please send an email to icdar2013competition@cvc.uab.es. For any queries specific to the Challenges please contact the right challenge organiser

Challenge 1: "Reading Text in Born-Digital Images (Web and Email)"

  • Dimosthenis Karatzas, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sergi Robles Mestre, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • Lluis Gomez i Bigorda, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain

Challenge 2: "Reading Text in Scene Images"

Challenge 3: "Reading Text in Videos"

  • Dimosthenis Karatzas, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • Masakazu Iwamura, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
  • Lluis Gomez i Bigorda, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain

Useful Links

The previous edition of this competition can be found at ICDAR 2011 Robust Reading Competition.

The Web site of ICDAR 2013 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
  • 15 December: Web site online
  • 15 January: Registration of interest
  • 28 February: Training datasets available
  • 30 March: Test datasets available
  • 8 April: Submission of results
  • 19 April: Method descriptions due