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What OCR can i use to extract text from images for multiple languages (all European languages)? Open source software is preferred

Input is in image format(.jpg and .png) and output is in text format. Preferred language for coding is python.
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Which is better AR Core or vuforia working with OCR? [on hold]

What is the best AR engine vuforia or AR core for text recognition and translation AR Android app?
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Document scanning and evaluation framework

Is there any open source or proprietary solution that helps scanning documents, evaluate them and store the results in a database? Scanning: Scan documents into an image or pdf file. The documents I ...
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Python library to remove handwritten signature

I'm looking for a recommendation for Python libraries to remove handwritten signatures from a document. My use case: document has a number of fields with typed text and one with a handwritten ...
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Looking for a OCR Library in WinForm

Is there any free/paid OCR library that able to capture the invoices data in PDF format? Need to have a low error rate. We need to take those data and do some further processing.
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Looking for a library that extracts text from images

The basic description for what I'm looking for is something that can extract text(written by hand) from an image and return it as a plain character stream, without any page processing. More ...
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Free API for handwritten OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

I wanted to know if there are any free APIs available for text recognition from a handwritten document. I looked in Google Vision API, Microsoft Cognitive API but all of the above are paid. So is it ...
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Which software or API is best for extracting information from PDF and save to excel?

In my project there are lots of use of purchase order and sales order. So, I have to enter data manually. So, is there any software and API of project that directly take PDF and give output in excel ...
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OCR with data recognition and organization

I have tons of pictures of patient exams documents of which I need to extract the patient number and exam type and write it into and excel sheet, but this process is very time consuming, is there any ...
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Software that automatically deletes all text from photos

I am looking for software, preferably for Linux (Windows if no other choice) that can automatically identify and then remove(delete) all text from photos.
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I am looking for adobe acrobat pro alternative with OCR support?

I'm looking for a free software that has a similar OCR feature to that of adobe acrobat pro, so that I can convert a PDF with embedded fonts into a searchable PDF.
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Extracting user details from Driver's Licenses Image file as key,value pairs

User will upload front side image of US drivers license(png,jpg,pdf) on java web application. I have to extract the driver license number,date of birth, expiry date of license, issue date of license ...
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Should I use the Google Vision API or an OCR package from npm?

I'm just wondering what the best option is for my project: A mobile app that rates how healthy a user's food is. It works by looking at the image the user took for text detection. I'm fairly new to ...
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Fastest way to batch/mass convert PDFs to searchable text? (thousands)

I was wondering if anyone has any software recommendations to mass OCR about 1000 PDF files. It could be; converting to text, to word Doc or making the PDF searchable. I just need an efficient way to ...
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Is there such a thing as OCR for detecting form fields?

Trying to automate a system here, either through off-the-shelf or roll-your-own solutions: how to take a PDF form (e.g. membership, taxes, etc.) and detect fields? Preferably along withe the label(s), ...
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Software to raise the definition of text in a bitmap image

I have a screenshot taken from facebook and if it prints blurred because the DPI resolution of the monitor is very low compared to the printer resolution. I'm looking for a software which can upscale ...
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Looking for a software to rename pdf's using OCR content

I scan all my files into a scanner folder, they get the name "Scan001;Scan002;Scan003" ...you get the idea. Then after couple months i have to stop for a day or something, go one by one and check ...
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OCR Software with Filename

I have a project in which we need to scan a lot of documents. Currently, I´m using Kodak Alaris Capture Pro, but it´s quite expensive Basically, the OCR software identifying the ID Number from each ...
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Linux OCR for handwritten, colored backgrounds, math, columns, tables

In my application I want to build one optical character recognition system which can extract characters from image and input it into text file ? Till now I have used pytesseract and OpenCV for this ...
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PDF Software - Open Source or Commercial

What is the best open source or commercial to do the following? PDF OCR to recognize Tamil Text Batch processing of any task Save booklet pdf to single page sequential pdf Save the single page ...
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Pre processing method for images before passing to OCR

I want to find a generalized method that can help me improve accuracy of OCR output. I have tried several methods in OpenCV i.e binary thersholding, adaptive thresholding, blurring, closing etc. After ...
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OCR for LCD Display (must deal light and shadows zones)

I see that most people use OCR for documents and license plates. I need to solve a problem using OCR to recognize characters (numbers) in a LCD display and transform into text (after that put that ...
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I need tools to build boat license plate Recognition [ image processing ]

My Requirement Need to bulid License Plate Recognition from Boat Like my Src Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzpZ-kNFMtw can you help me... please
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Handwriting Recognition for Tablet Form Controls

I know there are many handwriting recognition applications, however, I would like to know if there is one that actually intercepts form input controls, (text inputs, text areas), to allow hand written ...
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OCR Deep Learning Software

I have a question about a possible software solution for a problem. I work in a very busy psychiatric private practice that handles large amounts of paperwork. We would like to create a more efficient ...
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Text Recognition API

I am working on dictionary App for Android and iOS. Where I want to have feature like place the camera on word and app will recognize the word and will show the meaning of that word. For example or ...
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Mobile Zonal OCR document scanner in offline

I am looking for a mobile sdk which can be capture and process a document using zonal OCR, would return a value which is part of a predefined area in an document in offline. I have gone through some ...
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Software or method to batch invert b/w images

I have directories of 100-500 small black & white image files (jpg) that I need to batch invert, from white text on black to black text on white. They will then be input to tesseract-ocr. I am ...
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Camera OCR as input method for Android

Perhaps as an alternate keyboard, or some kind of floating button, expose a quick & ready method to begin inputting text into current active cursor from an OCR scan from the camera. There would ...
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Software to batch OCR multiple image files to multiple text files using Tesseract?

I am currently using tesseract to OCR some jpeg files to txt files (Ubuntu 16.04). Typically this is ~500 files in one directory. I know I can do this by making a text file with all the file names (...
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Is there an OCR solution for monospace text that preserves indentation and number or spaces (such as in source code)?

I have a pile of printed out source code and need to convert it into ascii-files. I believe, I should be able to do this with OCR, however, as far as I can see, they don't preserve neither amount of ...
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Linux equivalent to Adobe ClearScan

This question was asked here, but the suggested software, [smoothscan][2], seems to be abandoned (latest commit is dated 2013, 5 years ago). The other solution, any2djvu, needs to run through a web ...
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OCR software with special features

I'm looking for the best solution to get information out of +- 90.000 images which have similar markup. An online example I found which is similiar to my cases: http://www.fiteyes.com/sites/fiteyes....
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OCR Medical Report / Electronic Health Record Scanning Software

I want to collect data from a longitudinal medical study. This means several tens of thousands of physical documents, that can contain printed text, handwritten annotations, checkboxes, anatomical ...
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Automatic rotation correction for text scans

I have been scanning book pages and using Tesseract for OCR. The results are OK, not great. I haven't been fixing the images' rotation and, according to the Wikipedia article, that can affect ...
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OCR software which recognizes multiple complex sizes and layouts of text

Is there an OCR application which recognizes different areas of text on a page, and in different modes, e.g. outlines made out by other visual elements, or white-on-black vs black-on-white or even ...
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ADF Scan, Upload to Web application

I search software to scan from ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner and uploads to a web application. Required features: Scans from ADF and flatbed Supports most ADF scanner hardware Runs on MS-...
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Open source Android library for reading passport MRZ

So I want to recognize the MRZ portion of passport from a captured image,tried several OCR implementations for Android i.e Text Recognition API,MLKit etc. but none of them produces satisfactory ...
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Arabic OCR Java library, from PDF

Is there any pdf text extractor api that extract arabic text from pdf. I am using itextpdf api it works fine in extract English but it doesn't extract arabic text.
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Create copy+pastable PDFs from scans

I have PDF files which get created from a scanner. The PDFs only contain images. Up to now you can't copy+paste the text if you look at the PDF with Acrobat or an other PDF viewer. Needed features: ...
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How to add text to PDF containing only image (OCR)?

I used hardware solutions like the Fujitsu iX500 ScanSnap scanner for on the fly OCR while scanning and I also used Foxit PhantomPDF to add text (OCR) to images in a PDF. Both solutions resulted in ...
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Tool for indexing, processing and generally managing digitalized documents

I'm currently trying to switch from archiving and storing my documents in a physical form to a digitalized one. I've scanned all of my documents. The scan itself is stored as a 300dpi JPG image file. ...
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High-accuracy digit OCR from a mobile screen shot

Question Is there an OCR solution that would run natively on a recent iPhone with better accuracy than Tesseract? It need only recognize enough to recover dollar amounts. Objective To scrape a ...
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Japanese to English OCR & Translation

I am developing an app in which I have to convert Japanese text based images (computer & hand written) to English text. Currently I am using tesseract to convert image to text and then translating ...
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Library for pre OCR image processing framework/library

I'm looking for a framework/library that will preprocess scanned images and prepare them for further OCR process. For example, it will automatically detect and remove background noise, will improve ...
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Program that reads a skewed photograph and extracts the words in the picture? [duplicate]

What I'm trying to do is essentially: I'm given a picture of a book/paper. All the words in this picture were typed, but I cannot extract the words with my cursor. From this picture, I want to ...
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Open source tool to do OCR

I would like to parse the text content (OCR) from these image file types and index them and make them available for my lucene search engine for search. .ai .bmp .gif .jpeg .jpg .png .psd .ttf Can ...
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OCR Library (Python)

I am searching a library or tool to do OCR. Below is an example of a scan. Needed features: OCR for full page. Should detect several areas and different font sizes Running on Linux (SuSE 42.3 and ...
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Open Source OCR to Excel/csv file convert

I'm looking for the best piece, or combination or pieces of software where I take a scanned image of a table, apply some OCR and are able to convert it to a .csv format or similar. I've been playing ...
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iOS app to scan and recognize receipts

We have an older neat receipts scanner that is starting to fail. One of the problems I've had with Neat Receipts is that the software isn't magical enough. Seems to me that you should be able to ...