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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 ...
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OCR tool to extract Gujarati text

Is there any tool or API for C# that can extract the Gujarati text from JPEG, PNG images, and PDF?
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OCR convert scanned pdf questionnaires into records (csv, database)

The task is to convert questionnaires filled in with pen on paper into records (output could be a csv file or excel sheet, in a database or the like) for analysis. I have tried to find a solution on ...
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Bulk Sorting and Data Extraction from Scanned PDF

I work in a small company that will start dealing with some data processing, as an additional service to its core business. We need to accomplish two things for a large number of scanned PDF files (...
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Count alphabets in a crossword game

Is there software or an app that can quickly count how many times each alphabet is printed in a crossword game on paper?
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Image to text converter

I have this book full of mathematical equations. I want a way to take the image of parts of the book, and convert it into a Word document with the mathematical equations in them. Now, if such a ...
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Android app to OCR and then translate a scanned document

The title says it all. I have a document which was scanned to PDF and I would like to translate it (German -> English). Does anyone know of such an app? Preferably free. Bonus if it can also handle ...
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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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Open Source OMR optical mark recognition solution

I work for an institution that has to process a very large number of multiple-choice answer forms on a regular basis. We have adopted a commercial solution that is very expensive, plus we've begun ...
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Free, Blazing Speed OCR Software for integration with programs

I need to do optical character recognition in given places on a certain window in order to make an add-on for that application. The application is a C family game made with HGE compiled to executable. ...
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Free App for Recognizing Pre-Configured Texts (OCR)

I am looking for a free Android app that lets me configure any number of strings (texts) along with a custom note. The app should recognize the texts from the camera via OCR and display the ...
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Simple OCR for iPhone

I'm looking for a very simple app where I point the camera to a text, like a url in a browser, "click" the screen, and the OCR'ed text goes to my copy/paste... So far, all apps needs me to take a ...
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PDF to DjVu converter that keeps the OCR layer

I need a quality PDF to DjVu converter that keeps the OCR layer, and that runs on Windows/linux.
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Which tools can turn scanned paper documents into searchable text pdf on Mac?

I need to convert scanned documents into searchable text PDFs on a mac. Adobe Acrobat can do this perfectly with its text recognition feature, but Acrobat is quite expensive when considering I only ...
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Scanning multiple choices answers from paper

I want to create a form that asks: How much do you agree with the following sentences: "Policy X is good" Disagree - Agree {Box1} {Box2} {Box3} {Box4} {Box5} "Policy Y is good" Disagree - ...
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Are there any libraries for converting handwriting to parseable text in Objective-C/Swift?

As the title suggests, are there any open-source (or paid) libraries for Objective-C or Swift that convert handwriting to parsable text (String, array of characters, whatever)? I've seen this for Java ...
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OCR SDK to convert Arabic and English text from scanned cards

Which is the good yet economical (or free) OCR SDK to convert Arabic and English text from scanned card images? Kind of Application OCR SDK (Software Development Kit) Platform The SDK should be ...
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Most accurate open-source OCR for Japanese?

From your experience, what is the most accurate open-source Optical Character Recognition (OCR) library/software to read Japanese text? I just tried nhocr, its mistake rate is over 2% even on an ...
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OCR+translate software for older printed script text found in 1700s - 1800s texts

I am looking for an OCR software that does OK on older printed script text found in 1700s - 1800s texts and after recognition can store the original text and optionally translate it. Currently I've ...
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A PDF to Mobi Convertor

I am a kindle owner and I face a a lot of issues while converting pdfs that have non-select-able objects to kindle-supported formats via free online software. Is there an application or a website that ...
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OCR of vehicle registrations from blurred video footage

I have a large volume of video from cameras set up to record vehicles registrations. Unfortunately it was necessary to carry out much of the observation during hours of darkness and a large proportion ...
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Need program to help remove information from scanned documents

I have about 200 PDF scans that need to have information systematically removed. This information to remove includes a set of digits that may vary in length. The current plan is to print each ...
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Scan a receipt and recognize text/numeric data on it

I'm looking for a software that can scan a receipt to retrieve data of total price, product's name and price, receipt date and receipt number. Some important criteria: The software can be created as ...
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Tool or library to copy OCRed text from a pdf to another

I have a pdf file OCRed probably with Adobe Professional and some additional edits that can't be reversed. I have an original pdf without OCRed or any other edits. I now want to incorporate the ...
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OCR with GUI for correcting mistakes?

I've used SimpleOCR, which has a nice GUI for correcting mistakes. Unfortunately, it makes a lot of mistakes! (and suffers other bugs and limitations) On the other hand, Tesseract is more accurate ...
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Recommended software to scan and OCR documents and receipts on PC [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep my receipts and other important documents in digital form (as searchable PDFs). For many years I've been using an old copy of Acrobat CS2 which came with my iMac many moons ago and ...
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Android app to convert handwritten math equations to LaTeX code

I found some programs to convert handwritten math equations into latex code such as: MyScript Mathpad (only iOS) InLage (only Windows) But I didn't find any app for android. Is there any app for ...
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OCR tool for images on Windows [duplicate]

There are a few ocr questions on this site, but they are either only for Linux, or only for PDFs. So I am looking for a tool that converts images with text into editable text (.doc / .txt). It ...
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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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OCR software for recognizing product prices in print catalog

Is there any software (preferably backed by open-source components) for extracting textual product information from scanned retailer's product catalogs (i.e. bitmaps). And what is the name of the ...
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Android Open Source Business Card Reader

What open source business card reader applications are available for Android? I would like to be able to snap a picture of the card or scan it and import it into my contacts/address book. I would ...
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Receipt OCR & Personal Finance Management app for Android?

Is there and app (preferably for Android or Linux) that would support receipt OCR, so I could just take photos of receipts after shopping? (preferably with option to collaborate with other people, ...
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Create searchable PDF files using OCR from scanned PDFs in bulk

The goal is to automatically convert all scanned documents into searchable PDF files instead of just images. The scanned documents are automatically uploaded by the scanner to a share on a Linux ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Is there any freeware OCR software (for Linux and/or Windows) that can take a PDF scanned document as input and output a Searchable PDF like Adobe Acrobat does? With searchable PDF I meant that the ...
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Business card storage/search for Android, works offline

I need to store business cards and find them later by search. Requirements: Take picture (sometimes two-sides) Save picture at appropriate resolution/compression (kilobytes rather than megabytes) ...
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Looking for OCR API on mobile platform

I'm looking for an OCR library that runs on Android, iOS & Windows Phone. My app scans the image to find certain information on it. For example, scan a parking ticket to get time information on ...
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Program to generate a LaTeX table from an image containing a table

I'm looking for a program that can: generate a LaTeX table from a scanned page containing a table E.g. if the input is the ouput would be the corresponding LaTeX code: \begin{tabular}{|r|l|} \...
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Collecting and archiving pictures of whiteboards

I use whiteboards for work and when songwriting and would like a way of archiving them and organizing them so that I can pull them up quickly later. Best case it could use some conventions (like date ...
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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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OCR for PDF files on iPad

I am looking for an app to make the scanned PDF files on my iPad searchable. The problem is that there is a large number of apps which are supposed to do this, but they all have rather mixed ratings. ...
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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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PHP OCR library

Looking for a OCR Library to integrate into a PHP/JS/HTML5 Web Application. PHP is preferred however any language can be made to work via exec so if a non-PHP option is faster or high quality I'd like ...
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Fast online OCR tool

One of my co-workers just posted a draft of something he's writing... As an image! This is annoying. I can't do my usual "keep track of what I'm reading by selecting bits of text" thing. How can I ...