Image Retrieval for Historical Handwritten Documents (Historical-IR19)
This dataset was used in the ICDAR2019 Competition on Image Retrieval for Historical Handwritten Documents (ICDAR-2019-HDRC-IR).
The dataset consists of 20 000 document images representing about 10 000 writers, divided in three types: writers of (i) manuscript books, (ii) letters, (iii) charters and legal documents.
The dataset can be downloaded from: https://zenodo.org/record/3262372
For more details please refer to the following competition paper:
V. Christlein, A. Nicolaou, M. Seuret, D. Stutzmann and A. Maier, “ICDAR 2019 Competition on Image Retrieval for Historical Handwritten Documents,” 2019 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Sydney, Australia, 2019, pp. 1505-1509.