This dataset was used for the ICDAR 2015 Competition on Handwritten Text Recognition. The handwritten images were obtained from the “Bentham Collection” dataset that was used in the TranScriptorium project. The selected data was written by several unique individuals and contains significant variabilities in terms of image quality of texts and writing styles.
2) There are links for different challenges. Go to the desired link.
3) Send email to the given email address to get access to the dataset files.