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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 want a Linux GUI application in which I can search my home folder for all 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 ...
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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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