Text Detection in Natural Images

Research Task of MSRA-TD500 dataset
2014-01-13 (v. 1)

Contact author

Cong Yao

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

yaocong2010@gmail.com

Description

Purpose: To localize the positions and estimate the extents of texts in natural images

Importance: Understanding text information embedded in natural scene is of great importance, as it has a large number of applications, for instance, image understanding, image and video search, geo-locating, and navigation

Protocol

The evaluation protocol is stated in detail in [1].

FileTypeSizeDownloadsDescription
MSRA-TD500.zipdata(96 MB)385MSRA Text Detection 500 Database

References

[1] C. Yao, X. Bai, W. Liu, Y. Ma and Z. Tu. Detecting Texts of Arbitrary Orientations in Natural Images CVPR 2012

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