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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Linux equivalent to Adobe ClearScan

This question was asked here, but the suggested software, [smoothscan][2], seems to be abandoned (latest commit is dated 2013, 5 years ago). The other solution, any2djvu, needs to run through a web ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Optical Music Recognition using neural networks

A friend is transcribing a lot of handwritten music scores into Lilypond and I went looking for a better way. It would need 90-95% accuracy so the full process with verification and manual corrections ...
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Ready-made Python library for edge detection + warp transform for OCR purpose?

I'm looking to do something like this, basically from an image, find edge of the paper, and transform it so that it becomes rectangle and more readable... similar to phone scanner apps. I intend to ...
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Machine learning in data extraction

Are there any tools that have “self leaning and auto transformation” capability whereby we can interrogate a client-provided file in it’s native format, identify key data elements, and pull pertinent ...
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Tools that can do AI based document-data-extraction

I have a requirement for an “auto transformation” capability whereby we can interrogate a client-provided file in it’s native format, identify key data elements, and pull pertinent content into a ...
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Which software to use for PDF scanning that can extract information and send to an invoiceprogram?

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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Open Source Libraries for OCR which gives output files as text, pdf, excel, vcf format

I am looking for an cross platform ocr library and my requirement is to parse the scanned images and extract the text in to txt,pdf,xls and vcf format files. I have used tesseract ocr to extract the ...
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OCR reader for batch of images

I have a batch of screenshots from my favourite radio station, Primoridal Radio on my android phone. These images are saved in google photos. These contain the name of the song and artist. note: ...
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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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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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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 ...