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Open Evaluation Tool for Layout Analysis of Document Images

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Alberti Michele, Bouillon Manuel, Ingold Rolf, Liwicki Marcus,
Project HisDoc III : Large-Scale Historical Document Classification
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal 2017 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)
Volume (Issue) 04
Page(s) 43 - 47
Title of proceedings 2017 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)
DOI 10.1109/icdar.2017.311

Abstract

This paper presents an open tool for standardizing the evaluation process of the layout analysis task of document images at pixel level. We introduce a new evaluation tool that is both available as a standalone Java application and as a RESTful web service. This evaluation tool is free and open-source in order to be a common tool that anyone can use and contribute to. It aims at providing as many metrics as possible to investigate layout analysis predictions, and also provides an easy way of visualizing the results. This tool evaluates document segmentation at pixel level, and supports multi-labeled pixel ground truth. Finally, this tool has been successfully used for the ICDAR 2017 competition on Layout Analysis for Challenging Medieval Manuscripts.
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