I really need your help!
I have been tasked by my university to digitise a whole bunch of historical data. These are old scans from books and my task would be to copy the data by hand.
Since this task annoys me a lot, I was wondering if I could use OCR in Python that would extract the data and create a csv file. In the meantime I have encountered the problem that
- sometimes bad readability of the numbers
- table lines are seen as characters: / ( ) By now I have tried Onenote character extraction and Excel 'read from image'. Both didn't go well.
So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a package specifically for this data, or if you have tips and tricks for this task that would otherwise take me weeks.
One example of the scans: