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Questions relating to optical character recognition (OCR) software.

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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 ...
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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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How to add text to PDF containing only image (OCR)?

I used hardware solutions like the Fujitsu iX500 ScanSnap scanner for on the fly OCR while scanning and I also used Foxit PhantomPDF to add text (OCR) to images in a PDF. Both solutions resulted in ...
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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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ADF Scan, Upload to Web application

I search software to scan from ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner and uploads to a web application. Required features: Scans from ADF and flatbed Supports most ADF scanner hardware Runs on MS-...
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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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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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Gratis Windows OCR software

I have some PDFs which contain scans of print - as images. Some are books with or without illustrations, some are comics with mixed text & graphics (all are long out of copyright). Is there some ...
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Split pdf table columns into separate pages

I have an OCRed PDF table. I want to split it into pages, one page per column. Tabula is not working on this particular document due to a known issue.
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OCR from picture in clipboard

I need fast method to get English text from picture that I have in clipboard for everyday life and preferable run on windows. I was trying to use paste and extract text from OneNote, but it ...
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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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Is there any existing software which can read the data from LCD screen via camera and put it to CSV or any other machine readable format?

For example, I have cheap 1 euro Chinese thermometer like this and I want to make a graph of the temperature depends on the time of the day. This cheap device does not have any integration with PC/...
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What Python library would you recommend for automatic detecting and reading of numbers on a map?

For my PhD-research, I have to collect data on bathymetry from the Gulf of Guayaquil. I have found jpg's of maps which show a pattern of numbers representing the bathymetry at certain locations. As ...
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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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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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Lossless image compression using optical character recognition ocr?

I have lots of high quality, high resolution black and white raster images of scanned text with a minimal amount of noise, around 6 Gigapixels or 500 pages per document. They use too much disk space ...
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Solutions for automatically extracting numbers in a PDF and pasting into another program

Using Windows 7. There are a lot of programs that OCR PDFs into text. But I'd like to do more. I'd like some software that will automatically select specific text and then automatically paste it ...
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Automatically sort/OCR images in a folder Mac, for personal use

What I'm looking for: A image/document manager thats easy to install and maintain for personal use on a Mac/OSX. The Problem: Like many, I have a whole bunch of image/media files- JPG, videos, PDF in ...
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Software or services to extract data from already-filled IRS 1040 tax form PDF

Looking for software or services that will take as input already-completed 1040 return PDF files (ideally with full schedules etc) and output the numerical values taken from the return. What software ...
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.NET library for scanning documents to searchable PDF's (with barcode support)

I have a requirement to develop an application that can scan documents and produce searchable PDF's that can be previewed from a desktop application (e.g. WPF) or a web browser. Also ability to scan a ...
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What can recognise handwritten check marks and notes on a survey questionnaire?

I have some questionnaires that are manually filled. Its couple of multiple choice questions & one of the MCQ has a comment section. People have just scratched (big & small ticks, crossing, ...
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Searching for OCR that works well with non Latin characters(mainly Hebrew and Arabic)

Is there any good Hebrew OCR API/library (preferably free but not necessary) the text is printed so no need for hand-writing An Example for an image I want to parse The Program language is non-...
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Application to recognize text in PDF files and images(OCR) for Windows

The problem: PDF files and images from a scanned paper document contain text that cannot be copied or edited. However, manual typing is not possible due to the size of the document and the high time ...
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Software for manual PDF OCR

Is there a software where you can import or directly scan pictures and manually add searchable keywords to it? The use case would by scanning handwritten notes and then labeling the headings, such ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Japanese to English OCR & Translation

I am developing an app in which I have to convert Japanese text based images (computer & hand written) to English text. Currently I am using tesseract to convert image to text and then translating ...
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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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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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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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