MSRA Text Detection 500 Database (MSRA-TD500)

Research Tasks

Text Detection in Natural Images

2014-01-13 (v. 1)

Contact author

Cong Yao

Huazhong University of Science and Technology


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


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

MSRA-TD500.zipdata(96 MB)375MSRA Text Detection 500 Database


[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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