"The Robust Reading Competition has moved to its new permanent space at http://rrc.cvc.uab.es. This site will remain available but will not accept any further submissions from January 2015 onwards. Please use the new site at http://rrc.cvc.uab.es for up to date information and to submit new results. You can continue to use your existing user accounts while all associated data have been transferred to the new site. If you encounter any problem, please contact us. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."



Test Sets Available

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

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Challenge 2: Reading Text in Scene Images

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Challenge 3: Reading Text in videos

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Also note that we have corrected all the ground truth errors in the training sets for Challenge 1 that were kindly communicated to us up to the present day. The number and type of errors we have been made aware of are statistically insignificant and should not affect your performance if you have trained with the old datasets. We would nevertheless strongly encourage you to download the new training sets from the Web site.

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