Jiri Matras, Professor at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract: End-to-end text localization and recognition in the wild, a.k.a scene text detection, is an open problem with many applications. First, the presenter will review formulations of the text detection problems and briefly overview the state of the art, including available applications. In the rest of the talk, he will introduce a novel text detection and recognition method.

The method runs in real time and achieves state-of-the-art text localization and recognition results on the ICDAR 2013 and 2015 Robust Reading datasets.