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Is there OCR software that adapts to accented languages based on the Roman alphabet?

Many languages are now written using alphabets based on the Roman alphabet using various kinds of accenting systems. French and German might be the classic examples of European languages, but there ...
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Watch and OCR convert new PDFs inside a Folder to a searchable pdf

My scanner automatically puts the PDFs inside a network folder. I would love to have that folder searchable. Therefore, I am searching for a tool that watches the Folder and automatically converts a ...
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Software to OCR documents with columns in two languages plus images

We have a series of documents with a Wakashan (an aboriginal British Columbia) language in the left column, and its English translation in the right, and artist's drawings interspersed with the texts. ...
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Looking for OCR software to extract heading, sub-heading and date from scanned image files

I have scanned in 100s of documents and want to organise them into an existing folder structure. To do this I want to determine the heading/title and sub-heading and any date in the scanned image ...
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Ability to highlight coordinated (bounding box) areas of a PDF/TIFF document online

There are 2 types of documents I am dealing with PDF/TIFF. The PDF documents could be image based. We use Azure's Cognitive Vision service for OCR which returns coordinates for words like below. &...
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Looking to purchase better OCR software

I’m looking for advice on the best OCR (optical character recognition) software to convert tens of thousands of low-quality scans with. I don’t have access to the originals. I am willing to spend ...
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Windows software to set Date Taken metadata based on the date stamp on the image

I am in the process of scanning and archiving thousands of old family photos, and many of them have a date in one corner left by the original camera, like this: Not all images have it and some do not ...
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software that scans numbers on a website and outputs a notification when a threshold is reached

I'm in search of a program or browser extension that can read specific numbers on a designated area of the screen. Once the numbers in that area reach or exceed a predetermined value, I'd like to ...
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Automated metatagging for images containing text

While ImageNet (image-net.org) seems to be pursuing a more large-scale purpose of visual recognition of a very diverse set of images containing various complex objects, OCR tools are more straight ...
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OCR extraction from scans

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 ...
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How can I search OCR'd PDFs for terms by their relative nearness to one another?

Say I want to search a mathematics PDF for the terms "basis" and "transformation", but "basis transformation" or "transformation basis" aren't located anywhere. ...
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Which Python OCR Library should I use to do multiple Table Scanning?

My Problem is the following. I scan a pdf inside my Flutter App and then need to process around 6/7 tables on the scanned Page. The tables all have a visible Border and more or less look similar. ...
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An open-source note-taking app that facilitates drawing/handwriting?

I don't know what kind of hardware my device will be yet, but I imagine that it'll be a detachable 2-in-1 that runs Linux. As stated in that link, I plan to get help to add some function(s) into the ...
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Scan thousands of paper form responses, and export all information into a sheet

I have a thousand handwritten responses to the following paper form: I need to scan them (I have a scanner) and export all the data in a table like this: Is this possible? With an OCR? With LATEX? ...
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Fast OCR software for Windows to process a large number of screenshot images (gratis)

Please recommend gratis OCR software that can prioritize speed over accuracy. Tesseract is quite good, but too slow for the task at hand (unless there is a way to speed it up using its options file - ...
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Which is the best tool or software for OCR text extraction scanned Bank Statement pdf to text?

My Requirement is to extract the text from scanned pdf using OCR technique for Multiple Bank statements with different formats. There are might be many libraries and tools are present to extract data ...
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OCR for form processing

Could someone suggest me commercial or open-source software for form processing, I work in school and we would use the software for our yearly enrollment test. The students would fill the paper that ...
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Can any libraries extract picture(s), if any, from an image of a page of text

I have jpeg images of pages of text, some of which have pictures within their layout. I don't care about OCR of the text, but I would like to be able to extract the pictures from the page image for ...
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Recommendations on .NET OCR engine

My company has tasked me with finding an OCR engine that fits our development needs. A quick google search has a number of this listed out, but we do not have the time required to vet all of these ...
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OCR for correct indentation to a .txt file

I have a lot of scans of documents in which spaces and indentation are important, and I am trying to find an OCR solution that would correctly process the formatting with an output of a .txt file. So ...
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Need to extract known sections from a document scan

I'm looking for a C# library that allows me to add the following to my .net application: Scan image Load image and pick extraction template Use OCR or Machine Learning to extract text from the image ...
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OCR solution for scanning scanned documents

We want to scan scanned documents (PDF/Images), and extract the meaningful information as key value pair or any format. like When a suppliers sends us invoice as scanned pdf, our solution should ...
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APIs to extract numbers from images?

I'm working on an app, and I need a way to extract numbers from images similar to how banking apps extract your credit card number from a picture. I don't have any preference on language but probably ...
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want to convert OCR PDF to computer font

my pdf text is too blurry. so i want to convert it to computer font from scanned image.i already tried increassing quality by adobe/edit/preferences/page display. Any OS is acceptable, any price. As ...
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OCR to MathJax utility

Is there utility that input an image of formula (commonly from e-book screen shot), then it output the MathJax code for it? With such utiliy asking physics/math questions will be easier if there is a ...
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Windows search which OCR's images and pdfs with text in them

I often have scanned PDFs or JPEGs etc. which may have some text in them. One good example is screenshots that I take with screenshot captor. Is there a way to make the Windows search "smart"...
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OCR software/application that transforms hand-written code to digitally-written code

What I am looking for is a software/application that takes a source code written by hand on a piece of paper and converts it to digital code in a clean, tidy, and orderly fashion. I do not want just ...
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Software for Passport ID OCR

Can you recommend open source software for recognizing passport numbers in photographs? Or some other tool that can be used to solve this problem. We have data on which we can train software. ...
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Is there a non-Google-infested alternative to Tesseract OCR (free command-line OCR software with Windows support)?

I thought I had found exactly what I was looking for: https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract Everything was perfect, until I read: Since 2006 it is developed by Google. I would rather not have ...
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Is there any existing software which can read the data from LCD screen via camera and put it to CSV or any other machine readable format?

For example, I have cheap 1 euro Chinese thermometer like this and I want to make a graph of the temperature depends on the time of the day. This cheap device does not have any integration with PC/...
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Self-hosted OCR

I am looking for self-hosted OCR software. Requirements: Optical character recognition on images Not just documents but also natural-scene-images Linux Support List item Examples: https://ocr.space/...
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Text recognition (OCR) for screenshots

I find text recognition (OCR) has gotten quite well for scanned papers. Such software needs to deal with tilting, noise, dust and dirt, but the high resolution of the scans (150 dpi or more) seems to ...
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Tool to search text or content inside images in Windows 10

I had seen this answer. Agent Ransack is used to search inside the files. Such as pdf, txt, doc and etc. But I have many images with texts, I want to search the keywords inside the images too. There ...
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Gratis Windows OCR software

I have some PDFs which contain scans of print - as images. Some are books with or without illustrations, some are comics with mixed text & graphics (all are long out of copyright). Is there some ...
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Looking for software that allows me to look for a logo inside a group of images

I have between 60,000 and 100,000 images and 1.5% of them contain a specific logo. This logo is not always depicted in the same size or orientation. Is there a freeware program for Windows that would ...
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Lossless image compression using optical character recognition ocr?

I have lots of high quality, high resolution black and white raster images of scanned text with a minimal amount of noise, around 6 Gigapixels or 500 pages per document. They use too much disk space ...
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What tools do I need to make realtime ocr app with python?

I am looking for some information about performing OCR in realtime, using e.g. laptop built-in webcam, with python. Can you please tell me how to start? Which libraries are best for that? Is it ...
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software for mac with which you can copy text from video (like Snagit)

is there a software for free out there with the possibility to copy text from a movie like snagit?
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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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.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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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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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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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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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 invoice program?

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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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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