News - ICDAR 2019 Robust Reading Challenge on Multi-lingual scene text detection and recognition


Updated Challenge 1 and 2 per-image vocabularies

It came to our attention that a few words that were correctly present in the localisation ground truth of the images, were not reflected in the per-image vocabularies of Challenge 1 and Challenge 2. This affects Task 4 of said tasks. The per image vocabularies have been updated to correct this error. Please download the up to date files from the respective download pages or the links below.

Challenge 1

Per image vocabularies - Training Set

Per image vocabularies - Test Set

Challenge 2

Per image vocabularies - Training Set

Per image vocabularies - Test Set

Important Dates

15 Feb to 2 May

Manifestation of interest by participants opens

Asking/Answering questions about the details of the competition

1 Mar

Competition formal announcement

15 Mar

Website fully ready

Registration of participants continues

Evaluation protocol, file formats etc. available

15 Mar to 2 May

Train set available - training period - MLT challenge in progress -Participants evaluate their methods on the training/validation sets - Prepare for submission

Registration is still open

2 May

Registration closes for this MLT challenge for ICDAR-2019

2 May to 3 June

Test set available

27 May

Deadline for submitting: 1) participant information (names and affiliation), 2) methods description, 3) initial (or final) results

3 June

Deadline for submission of the final results by participants

20 - 25 Sept

Announcement of results at ICDAR2019

1 Oct

The public release of the full dataset