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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OCR software with automatic translation

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to swiftly select a portion of my screen, (like the snipping tool does) preferably by hotkey, and then return me the text translated to English. ...
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Is there a tool to optically extract a valid UML from the Image of a UML ? (objects, relationships, etc.)

I was searching for this too. I found mention of three tools but none seem available for public use or downloadable : 1- IMG2UML : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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CamScanner alternative? [Android]

Recently CamScanner has become annoying with ads and popups. So looking for an alternative document scanner on Android, hopefully with these features: Anti-shake (what I really liked on CamScanner: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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