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Questions tagged [ocr]

Use this tag when asking questions relating to optical character recognition software.

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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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What OCR tools can recognize text by rows instead of columns?

What free OCR tools for Windows that satisfies these? Automatically add layer on the PDF files (so that the non OCRed file can be saved as an OCRed one) Can recognize text by rows instead of columns: ...
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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 ...
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Split pdf table columns into separate pages

I have an OCRed PDF table. I want to split it into pages, one page per column. Tabula is not working on this particular document due to a known issue.
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OCR tool which can recognize tables

I have a couple of PDFs which are scanned documents with lots of tables. Take the following image as an example: I would like to get the tables from the images. Desired output A HTML file with <...
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Software to find JPG among thousands of locally-stored scanned documents

Can anyone recommend software to manage thousands of scanned documents? Each document is scanned into a JPG file with a name of SCANNER_XXXXX.JPG, where XXXXX is an incremental counter. The ...
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rough comparison of files

I want to compare two editions of one book. The book is very long and the editions are close but not identical. I have extracted the texts with OCR. The obtained text-files have mistakes and many ...
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Remove marks in pen from a scanned copy of a book

I have a scanned copy of a book many lines in which are underlined with a pen, there are notes in the margins also. I need a program to remove these marks or to extract the text without the loss of ...
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OCR from picture in clipboard

I need fast method to get English text from picture that I have in clipboard for everyday life and preferable run on windows. I was trying to use paste and extract text from OneNote, but it ...
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Java OCR library

I'm looking for some open optical character recognition (OCR) raw libraries that I can use to create a Java application that compares them. Anywhere I search I find just applications to OCR.
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OCR software with location information

I need to automate OCR of some forms. For this purpose, I am looking for a solution that handles PDF files both with text or scanned images, extracts chunks of text (groups of nearby words), instead ...
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Text-recognition (OCR) software to extract serial numbers allowing professional use?

I'm looking for a lightweight software, allowing commercial use, to easily extract alphanumeric fields from images scanned on a flatbed scanner, preferably for Windows (or possibly for Linux). Not ...
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OCR for low resolution image of text in cursive font

I have a very low resolution, almost pixelated images for processing. The characters can be recognized if zoomed in and a quick eye scan is performed with the aid of basic English grammar and ...
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Sorting scanned documents

Hello there Softwarerecs, is there a bit of software out there, that is capable of sorting scanned documents that have a marker on the page? What I need is something that can auto sort, based on ...
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Handwriting OCR

For web or Mac OS/X I need to take table data out of a handwritten paper form and convert it to digital data in a useful format like CSV. My current thinking is to create an image file of the form ...
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OCR software for Linux

I am looking for OCR software to digitalize scans. Some are prints, some are hand-written (like this). I want to have an easier time finding documents. So I want to generate one text file for each ...
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Document Viewer

Does anyone know of any good software choices that will either allow me to compare documents against a set of glyphs (character map behind pdf documents)? Or if anyone knows of a good OCR software ...
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Web application for recognizing Russian cursive

My father recently passed away at the age of 92. I found numerous letters written to him in the mid-60s from my grandfather. My father was a prisoner-of-war in the slave camps in Germany and wound up ...
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PDF translating software

I'm looking for a software which can convert PDF files from various European languages (mostly German, Latin and French) to English. The text in the PDF files are in computer fonts, but apparently ...
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Android shopping list calculator (OCR)

Is there an Android app to assemble a price list through OCR? I want to point the camera at price labels, it should OCR them and add name and price from the label to a list, and add up the total. I ...
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OCR Music Notes reader and player

I'm looking for Windows software that OCR music notes from pc. The input is paper with music notes. The software should enable to use the pc camera for snapshot and then plays the notes. Please ...