ICDAR 2019 Historical Document Reading Challenge on Large Structured Chinese Family Records (ICDAR2019HDRC)

Research Tasks

Layout Analysis on structured historical document images

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.


The task is to analyze the layout to find the text and non-text regions in the input document image.


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"


mean IoU (Intersection over Union) is the main performance matrix for this task. However, researchers are free to use other methods as well to evaluate the performance.

Find the details here.



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