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 organised in conjunction with
ICDAR’09, the follow-up of this contest is organized in
conjunction with ICFHR 2010. In H-DIBCO 2010 (Handwritten Document Image Binarization Contest), the general objective is to record recent advances
in handwritten document image binarization using established evaluation
performance measures. We will create a benchmarking dataset that is
representative of the potential problems which are challenging in the
binarization process and use a common evaluation platform in order to test and
compare the submitted algorithms for handwritten document image binarization.
Note: You may participate in this contest even if you do not plan to attend the ICFHR 2010.