Dataset Open Access
This dataset contains the test set for the ICDAR2017 Competition on Historical Document Writer Identification (Historical-WI).
The dataset used in this competition consists of 3600 handwritten pages originating from 13th to 20th century. It contains manuscripts from 720 different writers where each writer contributed five pages.
Competition Website: https://scriptnet.iit.demokritos.gr/competitions/6/
Changes August 1st, 2018: uploaded trainings set in color and binarized
if you use the dataset please cite the ICDAR2017 Competition on Historical Document Writer Identification (Historical-WI) paper: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDAR.2017.225