Abstract: This paper proposes a Deep Learning based edge de- tector, which is inspired on both HED (Holistically-Nested Edge Detection) and Xception networks. The proposed ap- proach generates thin edge-maps that are plausible for hu- man eyes; it can be used in any edge detection task without previous training or fine tuning process. As a second contri- bution, a large dataset with carefully annotated edges, has been generated. This dataset has been used for training the proposed approach as well the state-of-the-art algorithms for comparisons. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations have been performed on different benchmarks showing im- provements with the proposed method when F-measure of ODS and OIS are considered.