method: TPS-ResNet v12019-04-30

Authors: Jeonghun Baek, Moonbin Yim, Sungrae Park, and Hwalsuk Lee

Description: We used Thin-plate-spline (TPS) based Spatial transformer network (STN) which normalizes the input text images, ResNet based feature extractor, BiLSTM, and attention mechanism.
This model was developed based on the analysis of scene text recognition modules.
See our paper and source code.

[Training Data]
At first, we generated the Chinese synthetic datasets by MJSynth and SynthText code, then pre-trained our model with the synthetic dataset and real dataset (ArT, LSVT, ReCTS, and RCTW). After that, we finetuned it with ReCTS data.