ICDAR / GREC 2013 : Music Scores Competition : Staff Removal

Many researchers in Optical Music Recognition have proposed staff removal algorithms in order to make easier the segmentation and enhance the accuracy of music symbol recognition. However, the staff removal task cannot be considered a solved problem, especially when dealing with ancient/degraded handwritten music scores.

The Second edition of the "Music Scores - Staff Removal competition" that will be held in conjunction with ICDAR/GREC 2013. For this second edition, we have generated semi-synthetic images using two new types of degradations that emulate old and degraded handwritten musical documents:


We hope that the new set of images will be challenging for the community.
We invite all researchers in document analysis and recognition to register and participate in the competition.

Note. You can participate in the competition even if you do not plan to attend ICDAR/GREC.

Important Dates:

- Registration: until March 15th, 2013
- Test sets available: March 15th, 2013
- Submission of results: April 7st, 2013

Staff removal competition organizers

Alicia Fornés(1), Muriel Visani(2), V.C.Kieu(2,3), Nicholas Journet(3)
1- Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN
2- Laboratoire Informatique, Image et Interaction - L3i, University of La Rochelle, FRANCE
3- Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique - LaBRI, University of Bordeaux I, FRANCE