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The MNIST dataset is a standard benchmark data set of digit images. MNIST stands for 'Mixed National Institute of Standards and Technology'.

The NORB dataset is a commonly used dataset of binocular images used in object recognition.

What does the abbreviation NORB stand for?

The CIFAR dataset is a commonly used dataset of RGB images used in object recognition.

What does the abbreviation CIFAR stand for?

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NORB = NYU Object Recognition Benchmark.
Source: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~yann/research/norb/.

CIFAR = Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Source: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~kriz/learning-features-2009-TR.pdf (page 32).

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I have verified these abbreviations. Your searching skills seem better than mine. Thanks. –  Angelorf Jul 23 at 10:47

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