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Questions relating to optical character recognition (OCR) software.

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Automatically sort/OCR images in a folder Mac, for personal use

What I'm looking for: A image/document manager thats easy to install and maintain for personal use on a Mac/OSX. The Problem: Like many, I have a whole bunch of image/media files- JPG, videos, PDF in ...
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Convert diagrams to graph data

There are some publicly available PDFs and image files of diagrams showing UK rail track layout (basically flow charts), which I want to parse to something more computer-friendly (a database perhaps, ...
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Software or services to extract data from already-filled IRS 1040 tax form PDF

Looking for software or services that will take as input already-completed 1040 return PDF files (ideally with full schedules etc) and output the numerical values taken from the return. What software ...
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.NET library for scanning documents to searchable PDF's (with barcode support)

I have a requirement to develop an application that can scan documents and produce searchable PDF's that can be previewed from a desktop application (e.g. WPF) or a web browser. Also ability to scan a ...
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What can recognise handwritten check marks and notes on a survey questionnaire?

I have some questionnaires that are manually filled. Its couple of multiple choice questions & one of the MCQ has a comment section. People have just scratched (big & small ticks, crossing, ...
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OCR software with automatic translation

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to swiftly select a portion of my screen, (like the snipping tool does) preferably by hotkey, and then return me the text translated to English. ...
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Searching for OCR that works well with non Latin characters(mainly Hebrew and Arabic)

Is there any good Hebrew OCR API/library (preferably free but not necessary) the text is printed so no need for hand-writing An Example for an image I want to parse The Program language is non-...
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Tools to read human written text from a scanned page

What would be the best/most accurate way to read human writing from a scanned document and convert it into text?
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Application to recognize text in PDF files and images(OCR) for Windows

The problem: PDF files and images from a scanned paper document contain text that cannot be copied or edited. However, manual typing is not possible due to the size of the document and the high time ...
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Software for manual PDF OCR

Is there a software where you can import or directly scan pictures and manually add searchable keywords to it? The use case would by scanning handwritten notes and then labeling the headings, such ...
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Optical Music Recognition using neural networks

A friend is transcribing a lot of handwritten music scores into Lilypond and I went looking for a better way. It would need 90-95% accuracy so the full process with verification and manual corrections ...
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Python & PDF parsing: any modern, powerful, well-maintained open-source libraries out there?

I'm looking for well-maintained and well-documented powerful PDF parsing libraries for Python (mainly to extract and parse data from various types of PDFs with different/unpredictable structures, ...
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Ready-made Python library for edge detection + warp transform for OCR purpose?

I'm looking to do something like this, basically from an image, find edge of the paper, and transform it so that it becomes rectangle and more readable... similar to phone scanner apps. I intend to ...
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Is there a tool to optically extract a valid UML from the Image of a UML ? (objects, relationships, etc.)

I was searching for this too. I found mention of three tools but none seem available for public use or downloadable : 1- IMG2UML : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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Machine learning in data extraction

Are there any tools that have “self leaning and auto transformation” capability whereby we can interrogate a client-provided file in it’s native format, identify key data elements, and pull pertinent ...
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Tools that can do AI based document-data-extraction

I have a requirement for an “auto transformation” capability whereby we can interrogate a client-provided file in it’s native format, identify key data elements, and pull pertinent content into a ...
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CamScanner alternative? [Android]

Recently CamScanner has become annoying with ads and popups. So looking for an alternative document scanner on Android, hopefully with these features: Anti-shake (what I really liked on CamScanner: ...
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Which software to use for PDF scanning that can extract information and send to an invoiceprogram?

I'm working as an intern at a company where they need accurate scanning of invoices that comes in PDF-forms. The program, or java-library, needs to be able to extract certain parts of the invoice so ...
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Open Source Libraries for OCR which gives output files as text, pdf, excel, vcf format

I am looking for an cross platform ocr library and my requirement is to parse the scanned images and extract the text in to txt,pdf,xls and vcf format files. I have used tesseract ocr to extract the ...
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OCR reader for batch of images

I have a batch of screenshots from my favourite radio station, Primoridal Radio on my android phone. These images are saved in google photos. These contain the name of the song and artist. note: ...
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Extracting digits from an image and processing them

I work in a biology lab. Whenever we go out on the field, we start collecting data on notepads using some form of writing utensil. It's usually a large matrix I fill up with numbers. Probably the most ...
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Softwear to detect vertex of cells on grid table for java

I wonder which library or softwear is proper to detecting vertex of cells on grid table image. Please refer to the picture below. I want to know each position (x,y or value for distinguish each cells)....
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Free OCR command line application for Windows that can add invisible-text layer to PDF?

I have seen other similar posts, but none with these specific requests: OCR application that can be run from the command line Windows native application Accepts multipage PDF inputs Can create a PDF ...
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Open-source multilingual OCR/ICR library?

I am looking for an open-source multi-lingual OCR/ICR library. This is intended for use in low-resourced and low-connectivity environments, primarily with form-based data. Primary languages are ...
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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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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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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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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 ...