ICDAR2019 Competition on Recognition of Documents with Complex Layouts

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Layout Analysis and Text Recognition are of fundamental importance among Document Image Analysis steps and have been (and continue to be) relatively well researched. While the recognition of contemporary documents with simple layout can be considered solved, complex layouts, such as found in magazines and some technical articles, still pose a significant challenge. With the increasing number of digitisation projects initiated by libraries world-wide, the problem of analysis and recognition of these documents is very topical.

The ICDAR2019 Recognition of Documents with Complex Layouts Competition follows the successful running of all previous ICDAR Page Segmentation and Layout Analysis competitions (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017). The proposed competition will build upon the challenges of the previous editions, extending the dataset and covering text recognition as well as layout analysis, in an end-to-end workflow scenario.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsInternational Association for Pattern Recognition

Awarded at event

Event title15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition
Location International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Period20 Sep 2019 → 25 Sep 2019