eBDtheque: a representative database of comics

Clément Guérin, Christophe Rigaud, Antoine Mercier et al.

Proceedings of International Conference of Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), 2013

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We present eBDtheque, a database of various comic book images and their ground truth for panels, balloons and text lines plus semantic annotations. The database consists of a hundred pages of various comic book albums, Franco-Belgian, American comics and mangas. Additionally, we present the piece of software used to establish the ground truth and a tool to validate results against this ground truth. Everything is publicly available for scientific use on

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    title = {eBDtheque: a representative database of comics},
    author = {Gu{'e}rin, Cl{'e}ment and Rigaud, Christophe and Mercier, Antoine and Ammar-Boudjelal, Farid and Bertet, Karell and Bouju, Alain and Burie, Jean-Christophe and Louis, George and Ogier, Jean-Marc and Revel, Arnaud},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)},
    pages = {1145-1149},
    year = {2013}


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