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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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What is the best software to scan documents in Windows 10?

I currently use paint.net to scan documents but it's not optimized for that purpose. Ideally I would want a software that produces a searchable PDF and that's free. What's the best pick?
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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 ...
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OCR for sheet music

I have photos and scanned images of music notation (in JPG format, but I could create any other format as well, if needed). Now I need a program that examines the music on the picture generates a "...
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Scan text document to PDF with OCR

I need to scan text documents to PDFs. I found that my Canon scanner's utility and VueScan's OCR works horrible. ABBYY Fine Reader works good enough, but I would like to look at other alternatives. ...
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What is the fastest OCR program?

What program is quickest at processing and writing OCR information? The source file is a PDF, which I want to turn into a searchable PDF. I am okay with sacrificing some accuracy at the expense of ...
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OCR software - drop file onto app icon to convert PDF to searchable text PDF

I am looking for an OS X program that will quickly and simply convert a PDF to a searchable text PDF. Ideally I would like to: Drop the PDF file onto the app's icon in the dock The app automatically ...
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OCR for the OCR-B standard font

I am looking for a software/library (preferably open-source) to read bitmaps containing texts in the OCR-B font, which is used e.g. in passports machine readable zone. I have tried tesseract, but it ...
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Self-hosted wiki with strong search (including OCR)

I'm looking for a wiki software that: Must have: Strong search capabilities (include search text on images) Paste images directly from clipboard (no need for intermediate file) Must not require ...
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ocr of (text)books but retain section information

Goal: book -> XML which contains text and structure information (such a section hierarchy and heading information) I'm not sure such software even exists. Theoretically the information is there: font-...
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Handwriting to computer code

I have a nerve injury where handwriting is far better for me than typing. I would like to be able to hand-write computer code (in C++ or Python or something like that) and be able to convert the ...
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Program to generate a CSV file from an image containing a table

I'm looking for a program that can generate a CSV file from a scanned image or PDF containing a table E.g. if the input is the ouput would be the corresponding CSV file: AIDS Behav, 9712133, ...
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OCR Software of .TIFF images with auto rotate support

I am working with a person who has 30,000 or so scanned electrical schematics containing printed (non-handwritten) text in the .TIFF format. Many of the schematics were scanned out of orientation, but ...
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OCR Resume Scanning Software

Is there a good software option to take physical resumes, at say a job fair, and scan them using OCR technology, which will then enter the scanned and readable resumes into an accompanied resume ...
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JavaScript library for OCR

My product manager just asked me for at OCR text recognition operation to be used with the hybrid application i've been developing. I have been looking at tesseract, Ocrad, and some other alternatives,...
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OCR software to convert pdf to doc in Farsi

Most of OCRs in Farsi are framework-dependent and not free. Is there any OCR in Farsi that is under web and free?
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Offline Android OCR receipt scanner

I have been looking for an Android receipt scanner that does NOT upload data to the providers servers. I'm looking for a solution that will process photos of receipts and use OCR to extract data ...
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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 ...
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PDF reader with OCR [duplicate]

Is there a PDF reader where I can select unselectable text to copy it? I use the FireShot plugin/extension for page capturing in PDF. Unfortunately, it generates the PDF as "image", so no way to ...
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PDF invoice to UBL/XML invoice convertor tool

I have allot of PDF files which I need to get into my accounting software. The accounting software supports UBL/XML invoices (sample). I am looking for a tool (software, script etc.) or service to ...
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Free OCR for youtube and screen

I'm looking for a downloadable freeware (gratis) that works similarly to Windows Snipping Tool. You create a rectangle around the required text and the software transforms it into regular text. If it ...
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Linux desktop search tool that OCRs PDF/TIFF files

I need a Linux GUI application in which I can search my home folder for all of documents that contain a particular word/sentence. Obviously, it must work with text files. It must also work with MS ...
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Better picture->ASCII art converter, that takes character shapes into account

Typical picture to AA converter just treats all output characters as pixels, considering only it's overall boldness. I want Image -> Ascii Art converter that uses OCR technologies and choses ...
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Accurate open-source OCR for handwritten numbers

My software needs to read a fixed-length handwritten number, for instance 596276. While I could use a general-purpose library like Tesseract, I am sure there is something smarter. Tesseract will ...
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Convert PDF text as image to MOBI

I have a few public domain PDFs which someone has simply scanned and the converted the .JPEG to .PDF. Which gratis app can convert them to .MOBI, retaining as much formatting as possible (btw, it ...
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Ocr that recognizes this specific image

I've tried Tesseract, Asprise and Abbyy, but they all fail on this image. Abbyy just gives an empty output and the other two convert the "6" to a "5". I've also tried on newocr.com, which can't read ...
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Scanner Software with OCR Filename

I am scanning several documents that are the same format with different names. I'm looking for a program that will scan these and output the file name via OCR from the name on the document. We had an ...