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2018 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2018)
Beijing, China
Aug. 20, 2018 to Aug. 24, 2018
ISSN: 1051-4651
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3789-0
pp: 2233-2238
Wanchen Sui , Alibaba
Qing Zhang , Alibaba
Jun Yang , Alibaba
Wei Chu , Ant Financial, Alibaba
In this paper, we propose a novel integrated framework for learning both text detection and recognition. For most of the existing methods, detection and recognition are treated as two isolated tasks and trained separately, since parameters of detection and recognition models are different and two models target to optimize their own loss functions during individual training processes. In contrast to those methods, by sharing model parameters, we merge the detection model and recognition model into a single end-to-end trainable model and train the joint model for two tasks simultaneously. The shared parameters not only help effectively reduce the computational load in inference process, but also improve the end-to-end text detection-recognition accuracy. In addition, we design a simpler and faster sequence learning method for the recognition network based on a succession of stacked convolutional layers without any recurrent structure, this is proved feasible and dramatically improves inference speed. Extensive experiments on different datasets demonstrate that the proposed method achieves very promising results.
Text recognition, Feature extraction, Training, Databases, Proposals, Task analysis

W. Sui, Q. Zhang, J. Yang and W. Chu, "A Novel Integrated Framework for Learning both Text Detection and Recognition," 2018 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Beijing, China, 2018, pp. 2233-2238.
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