The researchers and teams wishing to prepare the ICDAR-2019-HDRC-IR competition can now validate with an additional corpus. It encompasses handwritten letters as well as book scripts of the Middel Ages and 16th century.
The corpus can be downloaded at the following link: https://faubox.rrze.uni-erlangen.de/dl/fiDbCEE4qLU1LYx1uS1sdNgt/wi_comp_19_validation.zip
It contains 300 writers contributing 1 page, 100 writers contributing 3
pages, and 120 writers contributing 5 pages resulting in 1200 images of