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Comparison of Annotation Formats

Technical information and the difference between YOLO Darknet .TXT and PascalVOC .XML Annotation Formats





General

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Winner
Publication 2015 2005
Example
0 0.643 0.5522388059701493 0.386 0.1791044776119403
                                                                                                        
<annotation> 
<folder>Training</folder>
<filename>000001.png</filename>
<path>/my/path/Training/000001.png</path>
<source>
<database>NanoML.org</database>
</source>
<size>
<width>224</width>
<height>224</height>
<depth>3</depth>
</size>
<object>
<name>Car</name>
<pose>Frontal</pose>
<truncated>0</truncated>
<difficult>0</difficult>
<bndbox>
<xmin>82</xmin>
<xmax>172</xmax>
<ymin>88</ymin>
<ymax>146</ymax>
</bndbox>

</object>
</annotation>
Properties
min. Size 0.06 kB 0.6 kB
Size per additional object 0.05 kB 0.25 kB
File Format .TXT .XML
Human readability Bad Good
Popularity
Google Trends Popularity Very Good Okay
Model availability Very Good Bad
Structure
Uses normalized values
One Annotation File per Image
LabelMap required
Supported Types
Bounding Box Support
Polygonal Segmentation Support
Dot annotation Support
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