The IIIT 5K-word dataset

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The IIIT 5K-word dataset is harvested from Google image search. Query words like billboards, signboard, house numbers, house name plates, movie posters were used to collect images. The dataset contains 5000 cropped word images from Scene Texts and born-digital images. The dataset is divided into train and test parts. This dataset can be used for large lexicon cropped word recognition. We also provide a lexicon of more than 0.5 million dictionary words with this dataset.


IIIT 5K-word (106 MB)


Anand Mishra, Karteek Alahari and C. V. Jawahar.
Scene Text Recognition using Higher Order Language Priors
BMVC 2012 [PDF]


If you use this dataset, please cite:
  author    = "Mishra, A. and Alahari, K. and Jawahar, C.~V.",
  title     = "Scene Text Recognition using Higher Order Language Priors",
  booktitle = "BMVC",
  year      = "2012",


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