ImageCLEF 2016 Handwritten Scanned Document Retrieval Task (IMAGECLEF16-HSDR)

2019-06-25 (v. 1)

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Mauricio Villegas

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

+34 96 387 81 70

You can cite this dataset as: Mauricio Villegas, ImageCLEF 2016 Handwritten Scanned Document Retrieval Task (IMAGECLEF16-HSDR) ,1,ID:IMAGECLEF16-HSDR_1,URL:

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Text retrieval, Handwritten documents, Broken words


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Dataset compiled for the ImageCLEF 2016 Handwritten Scanned Document Retrieval challenge. It is derived from a subset of pages from unpublished manuscripts written by the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham, that have been digitised and transcribed under the Transcribe Bentham project [Causer 2012]. More details about the dataset and the challenge are found in the overview paper at the slides of the overview presentation at or the evaluation web page

Cite dataset as
Villegas, Mauricio, Puigcerver, Joan, & Toselli, Alejandro H. (2016). ImageCLEF 2016 Bentham Handwritten Retrieval Dataset [Data set]. Zenodo.

[Causer 2012] T. Causer and V. Wallace, Building a Volunteer Community: Results and Findings from Transcribe Bentham, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Vol. 6 (2012),


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