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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extracting digits from an image and processing them

I work in a biology lab. Whenever we go out on the field, we start collecting data on notepads using some form of writing utensil. It's usually a large matrix I fill up with numbers. Probably the most ...
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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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Softwear to detect vertex of cells on grid table for java

I wonder which library or softwear is proper to detecting vertex of cells on grid table image. Please refer to the picture below. I want to know each position (x,y or value for distinguish each cells)....
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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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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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Open-source multilingual OCR/ICR library?

I am looking for an open-source multi-lingual OCR/ICR library. This is intended for use in low-resourced and low-connectivity environments, primarily with form-based data. Primary languages are ...
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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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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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Document scanning and evaluation framework

Is there any open source or proprietary solution that helps scanning documents, evaluate them and store the results in a database? Scanning: Scan documents into an image or pdf file. The documents I ...
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Python library to remove handwritten signature

I'm looking for a recommendation for Python libraries to remove handwritten signatures from a document. My use case: document has a number of fields with typed text and one with a handwritten ...
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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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Free API for handwritten OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

I wanted to know if there are any free APIs available for text recognition from a handwritten document. I looked in Google Vision API, Microsoft Cognitive API but all of the above are paid. So is it ...
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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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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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Which software or API is best for extracting information from PDF and save to excel?

In my project there are lots of use of purchase order and sales order. So, I have to enter data manually. So, is there any software and API of project that directly take PDF and give output in excel ...
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OCR with data recognition and organization

I have tons of pictures of patient exams documents of which I need to extract the patient number and exam type and write it into and excel sheet, but this process is very time consuming, is there any ...
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Software that automatically deletes all text from photos

I am looking for software, preferably for Linux (Windows if no other choice) that can automatically identify and then remove(delete) all text from photos.
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I am looking for adobe acrobat pro alternative with OCR support?

I'm looking for a free software that has a similar OCR feature to that of adobe acrobat pro, so that I can convert a PDF with embedded fonts into a searchable PDF.
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Should I use the Google Vision API or an OCR package from npm?

I'm just wondering what the best option is for my project: A mobile app that rates how healthy a user's food is. It works by looking at the image the user took for text detection. I'm fairly new to ...
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Extracting user details from Driver's Licenses Image file as key,value pairs

User will upload front side image of US drivers license(png,jpg,pdf) on java web application. I have to extract the driver license number,date of birth, expiry date of license, issue date of license ...
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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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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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Software to raise the definition of text in a bitmap image

I have a screenshot taken from facebook and if it prints blurred because the DPI resolution of the monitor is very low compared to the printer resolution. I'm looking for a software which can upscale ...
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Looking for a software to rename pdf's using OCR content

I scan all my files into a scanner folder, they get the name "Scan001;Scan002;Scan003" ...you get the idea. Then after couple months i have to stop for a day or something, go one by one and check ...
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OCR Software with Filename

I have a project in which we need to scan a lot of documents. Currently, I´m using Kodak Alaris Capture Pro, but it´s quite expensive Basically, the OCR software identifying the ID Number from each ...
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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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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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Linux OCR for handwritten, colored backgrounds, math, columns, tables

In my application I want to build one optical character recognition system which can extract characters from image and input it into text file ? Till now I have used pytesseract and OpenCV for this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...