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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Program that reads a skewed photograph and extracts the words in the picture? [duplicate]

What I'm trying to do is essentially: I'm given a picture of a book/paper. All the words in this picture were typed, but I cannot extract the words with my cursor. From this picture, I want to ...
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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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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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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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Create copy+pastable PDFs from scans

I have PDF files which get created from a scanner. The PDFs only contain images. Up to now you can't copy+paste the text if you look at the PDF with Acrobat or an other PDF viewer. Needed features: ...
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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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Handwriting OCR

For web or Mac OS/X I need to take table data out of a handwritten paper form and convert it to digital data in a useful format like CSV. My current thinking is to create an image file of the form ...
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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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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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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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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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OCR software with special features

I'm looking for the best solution to get information out of +- 90.000 images which have similar markup. An online example I found which is similiar to my cases: http://www.fiteyes.com/sites/fiteyes....
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Library for pre OCR image processing framework/library

I'm looking for a framework/library that will preprocess scanned images and prepare them for further OCR process. For example, it will automatically detect and remove background noise, will improve ...
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OCR Library (Python)

I am searching a library or tool to do OCR. Below is an example of a scan. Needed features: OCR for full page. Should detect several areas and different font sizes Running on Linux (SuSE 42.3 and ...
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Software to find JPG among thousands of locally-stored scanned documents

Can anyone recommend software to manage thousands of scanned documents? Each document is scanned into a JPG file with a name of SCANNER_XXXXX.JPG, where XXXXX is an incremental counter. The ...
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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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Document Viewer

Does anyone know of any good software choices that will either allow me to compare documents against a set of glyphs (character map behind pdf documents)? Or if anyone knows of a good OCR software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove marks in pen from a scanned copy of a book

I have a scanned copy of a book many lines in which are underlined with a pen, there are notes in the margins also. I need a program to remove these marks or to extract the text without the loss of ...