ICDAR 2019 Historical Document Reading Challenge on Large Structured Chinese Family Records (ICDAR2019HDRC)

Research Tasks

Handwritten Character Recognition on extracted textlines

2019-12-30 (v. 2)

Contact author

Rajkumar Saini, Derek Dobson, Jon Morrey, Marcus Liwicki, Foteini Simistira Liwicki

LTU, Sweden

rajkumar.saini@ltu.se, marcus.liwicki@ltu.se

+46 (0)920 491006

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


From the XML ground truth, text lines can be extracted. So the first task is to build the model for text line recognition, given a text line image as input.

The extended version v2 of the dataset for the task is available at 


and the password is (without quotes)

"I hereby accept the Terms and Conditions of the ICDAR 2019 HDRC-Chinese Competition"


String EDIT distance. However, researchers are free to use other methods as well to evaluate the performance. 


Find the tool here.



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