Document Understanding Dataset and Evaluation (DUDE)

Jordy Van Landeghem, Rubèn Tito, Łukasz Borchmann, Michał Pietruszka, Pawel Joziak, Rafal Powalski, Dawid Jurkiewicz, Mickael Coustaty, Bertrand Anckaert, Ernest Valveny, Matthew Blaschko, Sien Moens, Tomasz Stanislawek; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2023, pp. 19528-19540


We call on the Document AI (DocAI) community to re-evaluate current methodologies and embrace the challenge of creating more practically-oriented benchmarks. Document Understanding Dataset and Evaluation (DUDE) seeks to remediate the halted research progress in understanding visually-rich documents (VRDs). We present a new dataset with novelties related to types of questions, answers, and document layouts based on multi-industry, multi-domain, and multi-page VRDs of various origins and dates. Moreover, we are pushing the boundaries of current methods by creating multi-task and multi-domain evaluation setups that more accurately simulate real-world situations where powerful generalization and adaptation under low-resource settings are desired. DUDE aims to set a new standard as a more practical, long-standing benchmark for the community, and we hope that it will lead to future extensions and contributions that address real-world challenges. Finally, our work illustrates the importance of finding more efficient ways to model language, images, and layout in DocAI.

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@InProceedings{Van_Landeghem_2023_ICCV, author = {Van Landeghem, Jordy and Tito, Rub\`en and Borchmann, {\L}ukasz and Pietruszka, Micha{\l} and Joziak, Pawel and Powalski, Rafal and Jurkiewicz, Dawid and Coustaty, Mickael and Anckaert, Bertrand and Valveny, Ernest and Blaschko, Matthew and Moens, Sien and Stanislawek, Tomasz}, title = {Document Understanding Dataset and Evaluation (DUDE)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2023}, pages = {19528-19540} }