Call for Participation
DIBCO 2011 – Document Image Binarization Contest
in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR’11), September 18-21, 2011, Beijing, China.
Document image binarization is an important step in the document image analysis and recognition pipeline. Therefore, it is imperative to have a benchmarking dataset along with an objective evaluation methodology in order to capture the efficiency of current document image binarization practices. Following the success of DIBCO 2009
The DIBCO 2011 dataset will contain images that range from gray scale to color and from machine printed to handwritten. For the preparation of the participants using the new dataset, the existing publicly available datasets of previous contests (DIBCO 2009 and H-DIBCO 2010) along with the corresponding ground truth could be used.
We invite all researchers in the field of Document Image Binarization to register
Note: You may participate in this contest even if you do not plan to attend the ICDAR 2011
Registration is open due to 9/5/2011
Submission of executable due to 16/5/2011
The DIBCO 2011 Organizing Committee
I. Pratikakis1, B. Gatos2 and K. Ntirogiannis2
1Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece