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The highlights of ICDAR Robust Reading Challenge ICText 2021.

Novel Dataset

A large scale industry standard Integrated Circuit OCR dataset that include annotations of aesthetic classes on character level.

New Challenges

3 new challenges that are focusing on practicality and performance, bridging the gap between the research community and industry.

New Metrics

Evaluate the model’s overall performance, focusing on the efficiency and effectiveness of the model.


3 new tasks that are introduced in this compeition. We will use eval.ai as the main evaluation platform. Details to be announced at a later date.

Task 1

End-to-end Text Spotting on Integrated Circuit.

Task 2

End-to-end Text Spotting and Aesthetic Assessment.

Task 3

Inference Speed, Model Size and Score Assessment.


Schedule of the ICDAR 2021 Robust Reading Competition - ICText.

  • Dec 2020 - Feb 2021

    Dataset Preparation

    Collecting and annotating iamges. We want to make sure that the annotations are of highest quality.

  • 1st Feb 2021

    Registration Open and Dataset Release

    Registration open for participants. Non-commercialisation license form has to be signed and it will be reviewed by the organisers. Dataset will be released for download for approved participants only.

  • 31st Mar 2021

    Competition Deadline

    Result submission will close at 31st March 2021 11.59PM PST. Late submission will not be entitled for prize money.

  • 7th April 2021

    Release Final Ranking

    Winners of each challenges will be confirmed and announced.


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