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ICDAR'15 SMARTPHONE DOCUMENT CAPTURE  AND OCR COMPETITION (SmartDoc)

Smartphones are replacing personal scanners. With more than 1.2 billion units sold in 2014, what was a trend is now an established use, and we all need reliable solutions for digitizing document image in a seamless way, to later search them, reuse their content, edit them, share them, and perform many other daily actions.

This competition aims at evaluating rigorously two steps of the digitization process a paper document can undergo when captured with a smartphone. Two new datasets will be released at this occasion, with images carefully captured in very realistic conditions.

There are two independent challenges in this competition.

Challenge 1: SMARTPHONE DOCUMENT CAPTURE COMPETITION

This competition is focused on the first step of this process: efficiently detect and segment document regions in preview frames. Go to the challenge 1 description for more detail.

Challenge 2: MOBILE OCR COMPETITION

The goal of the competition is to extract and recognize textual content from document images which are captured by mobile phones. The images are taken under varying conditions to provide a challenging input. Go to the challenge 2 description for more detail.

The competition is managed in an open mode which means that we do not ask you to provide your binaries nor your algorithms, but only your results. However, you will be asked to provide a presentation of your approach for the final competition paper.