The task is to convert questionnaires filled in with pen on paper into records (output could be a csv file or excel sheet, in a database or the like) for analysis.
I have tried to find a solution on the web, but all that turns up is companies that would like to sell us a scanner+software. All we really need is the software part.
The program should be able to recognize a form, and there by know where each field is. For fields with check boxes, it will recognize which fields are filled in. In text fields it will try to recognize the text and display the result, as the text will be handwritten, it is not expected to be perfect.
The user would get each form up on the screen and can verify the contents. The program highlights each field on the form as the user tabs through it.
I know this exists in combination with a scanner, but does it exist as standalone software?
The software can be open source or commercial, hopefully a license will be less than USD200, but it is not a hard limit. Platform is windows or linux (if mac is the only option, then that will be ok as well).
If it is of any importance we use a Konica Minolta BizHub 454 (printer/scanner name from memory).