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An Empirical Study of Scaling Law for Scene Text Recognition

Miao Rang · Zhenni Bi · Chuanjian Liu · Yunhe Wang · Kai Han

Arch 4A-E Poster #98
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Thu 20 Jun 5 p.m. PDT — 6:30 p.m. PDT


The laws of model size, data volume, computation and model performance have been extensively studied in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). However, the scaling laws in Scene Text Recognition (STR) have not yet been investigated. To address this, we conducted comprehensive studies that involved examining the correlations between performance and the scale of models, data volume and computation in the field of text recognition. Conclusively, the study demonstrates smooth power laws between performance and model size, as well as training data volume, when other influencing factors are held constant. Additionally, we have constructed a large-scale dataset called REBU-Syn, which comprises 6 million real samples and 18 million synthetic samples. Based on our scaling law and new dataset, we have successfully trained a scene text recognition model, achieving a new state-of-the-art on 6 common test benchmarks with a top-1 average accuracy of 97.42%. The models and dataset are publicly available at

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