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Questions relating to optical character recognition (OCR) software.

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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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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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.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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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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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

Is there a tool that can recognise text in a scanned document (PNG, JPG) and convert it into a regular text file (DOC, TXT)? It should Work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Be free Work with most common ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which OCR engine can both (1) scan text and (2) preserve and cut images within the text?

Is there an OCR engine that can do both OCR as well as image recognition? Let me elaborate the latter: recognize there is an image crop it save it as .png insert the dir of the .png within the OCR ...
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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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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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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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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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Open source Hebrew OCR

Is there any good free Hebrew OCR for Linux? Hocr doesn't count, as it's off such poor quality. I send computer generated text (not scanned, just saved as a gif) through it and it can't pick up ...
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Are there other products than Adobe's that support ClearScan or similiar?

Starting with Acrobat 9, Adobe engineers added a new flavor of OCR called ClearScan. The advantages of the ClearScan over Searchable Image OCR are both in size and clarity. The biggest innovation ...
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Help choosing API based OCR service. Extract text from images

As a Logistics service company we have a need to scan/read images and extract certain text/data from them. The scenario is, when a trucker drops off a load at a facility, that facility physically ...
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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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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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Linux desktop search tool that OCRs PDF/TIFF files

I want a Linux GUI application in which I can search my home folder for all documents that contain a particular word/sentence. Obviously, it must work with text files. It must also work with MS ...
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Professional software for archiving hand written journals (with OCR)

I'm looking for software that will allow me to catalogue & search hand-written scanned journals. My alternative is to pay someone to digitize these manually, but it's a lot, so a software suite ...
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Program that can extract subtitles from hard-subbed videos?

I am looking for a program that can extract/create subtitles from a video that has been hard-subbed rather than a video that has been soft-subbed where it is rather quite easy to extract these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Document scanning software with OCR that takes advantage of multiple CPUs

At the moment I use the software that came with my CanoScan flatbed scanners. My major complaint about the bundled software: no possibility to define scan profiles, too slow (not capable of using ...
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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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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 to convert pictures of lectures from a blackboard to text

Most of my subjects allows taking a picture of our lecture from a blackboard, because of this I took advantage of it and take a picture of all the lectures that we have. Yesterday my professor said ...