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University of Salford
PRImA - Pattern Recognition & Image Analysis Group

PRImA Layout Analysis Dataset

Welcome to the PRImA Layout Analysis Dataset.


This dataset has been created primarily for the evaluation of layout analysis (physical and logical) methods. It contains realistic documents with a wide variety of layouts, reflecting the various challenges in layout analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on magazines and technical/scientific publications which are likely to be the focus of digitisation efforts.

Each image in the dataset has associated comprehensive and detailed ground truth enabling in-depth evaluation.

In addition to the information provided, the dataset is presented through this interactive interface. This interface and the flexible structure of the database behind it, allow easy browsing, searching and selection of subsets (e.g. for evaluation on specific layout conditions).

For a detailed overview of the dataset, please refer to the following paper:

A. Antonacopoulos, D. Bridson, C. Papadopoulos, and S. Pletschacher, "A Realistic Dataset for Performance Evaluation of Document Layout Analysis", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2009), Barcelona, Spain, July 2009, pp. 296-300. [further details]

Sample images from the dataset

Supported by

PRImA would like to thank for their support in creating and maintaining this dataset:

EU 7th Framework Programme grant IMPACT (Ref: 215064)

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