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Scenario Driven In-Depth Performance Evaluation of Document Layout Analysis Methods

C. Clausner, S. Pletschacher, A. Antonacopoulos

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2011), Beijing, China, September 2011, pp. 1404-1408

Abstract

This paper presents an advanced framework for evaluating the performance of layout analysis methods. It combines efficiency and accuracy by using a special interval based geometric representation of regions. A wide range of sophisticated evaluation measures provides the means for a deep insight into the analysed systems, which goes far beyond simple benchmarking. The support of user-defined profiles allows the tuning for practically any kind of evaluation scenario related to real world applications. The framework has been successfully delivered as part of a major EU-funded project (IMPACT) to evaluate large-scale digitisation projects and has been validated using the dataset from the ICDAR2009 Page Segmentation Competition.

Citation

C. Clausner, S. Pletschacher, A. Antonacopoulos , "Scenario Driven In-Depth Performance Evaluation of Document Layout Analysis Methods", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR2011), Beijing, China, September 2011, pp. 1404-1408

DOI

10.1109/ICDAR.2011.282

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