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A general framework for the evaluation of symbol recognition methods

Abstract : Performance evaluation is receiving increasing interest in graphics recognition. In this paper, we discuss some questions regarding the definition of a general framework for evaluation of symbol recognition methods. The discussion is centered on three key elements in performance evaluation: test data, evaluation metrics and protocols of evaluation. As a result of this discussion we state some general principles to be taken into account for the definition of such a framework. Finally, we describe the application of this framework to the organization of the first contest on symbol recognition in GREC'03, along with the results obtained by the participants.
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Submitted on : Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 5:54:33 PM
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Ernest Valveny, Philippe Dosch, Adam Winstanley, Zhou Yu, Yang Su, et al.. A general framework for the evaluation of symbol recognition methods. International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, Springer Verlag, 2007, 9 (1), pp.59-74. ⟨10.1007/s10032-006-0033-x⟩. ⟨inria-00176899⟩

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