Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2007), Curitiba, Brazil, September 2007, pp. 1284-1288
This paper presents the results of the Handwriting Segmentation Contest that was organized in the context of ICDAR2007. The aim of this contest was to use well established evaluation practices and procedures in order to record recent advances in offline handwriting segmentation. Two benchmarking datasets (one for text line and one for word segmentation) were used in a common evaluation platform in order to test and compare all submitted algorithms for handwritten document segmentation in realistic circumstances. The results of the evaluation of five algorithms submitted by participants as well as of two state-of-the-art algorithms are presented. The performance evaluation method is based on counting the number of matches between the text lines or words detected by the algorithms and the text line or words of the ground truth.
B. Gatos, A. Antonacopoulos, N. Stamatopoulos , "ICDAR2007 Handwriting Segmentation Contest", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2007), Curitiba, Brazil, September 2007, pp. 1284-1288