Word Spotting Using Convolutional Siamese Network Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present a method for word spotting using convolutional siamese network. A convolutional siamese network employs two identical convolutional network to rank similarity between two input word images. Once the network is trained, it can then be used to spot not just words with varying writing styles and backgrounds but also to spot out of vocabulary words that are not in the training set. Experiments on the historical Arabic manuscript dataset VML, and on the George Washington dataset shows comparable results with the state of the art.

publication date

  • April 24, 2018