method: VGGMaxBBNet_0952015-04-03

Authors: AG, MJ, AZ

Description: This is based on :
Jaderberg, Max, et al. "Reading Text in the Wild with Convolutional Neural Networks." arXiv preprint arXiv:1412.1842 (2014).

We present an end-to-end system for text spotting -- localising and recognising text in natural scene images -- and text based image retrieval. This system is based on a region proposal mechanism for detection and deep convolutional neural networks for recognition. Our pipeline uses a novel combination of complementary proposal generation techniques to ensure high recall, and a fast subsequent filtering stage for improving precision.