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


Updated training/validation set

Dear participants, 

[17/02]: The training and validation dataset has been updated to also contain list and unanswerable questions. Question-answer pairs from the previous subset have been revised.

The links under Download have been updated to point to the newest annotations file, as well as to the binaries with some patched OCR files.

For the easiest access to the latest version of the dataset, we suggest you use DUDE_loader on HuggingFace Datasets.


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