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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

A tool that lets you do that is PDF-XChange Viewer. The free version will allow you to OCR your document in a variety of languages (you can download additional language packs for free) and add the OCR'...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Try pdfsandwich. From the man-page: pdfsandwich generates "sandwich" OCR pdf files, i.e. pdf files which contain only images (no text) will be processed by optical character recognition (OCR) ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

The newer version of Tesseract (3.03 RC at the time of writing this) can do this: free, opensource and cross-plarform starting from version 3.03 PDF output is available CLI software multiple ...
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OCR for sheet music

This is really two steps... 1st -- "Sheet Music" >>into>> "Data" (i.e. Music XML) Open Source! https://audiveris.kenai.com/ Shareware/Trials/Commercial Software: Capella Scan Photoscore ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

pypdfocr is what worked for me. It is a Python script streamlining the whole Tesseract usage. After getting dependencies installed (on Linux it's a much simpler process) it's as simple as typing: ...
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PDF reader with OCR

I use and like PDF Xchange Viewer (now Editor, per the website). It includes OCR capability which will convert the image of text to text (for clean text). I find its annotation capabilities much ...
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Free OCR for youtube and screen

You could use Capture2Text. Free. For Windows. The way it works is by drawing a rectangle on the screen. It can treat the image of videos too (I tested it playing a video with subtitles in SMPlayer). ...
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Program to generate a CSV file from an image containing a table

I have found something amazing http://tabula.technology/ this is the best tool we have! It's also Free. It works really well with PDF files but even works fairly well with well formed tables like ...
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Web application for recognizing Russian cursive

The short answer - you will be better off finding a human translator. Here is a long answer. Your task has two parts. Convert handwritten Russian into a computer text in Russian. Translate text from ...
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Receipt OCR & Personal Finance Management app for Android?

Receipts Pros: OCR understanding receipts Offline OCR! low privileges requirement Export options (Dropbox, Google Docs) Cons: Can not supply photo from gallery (have to make new each time) Couldn'...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

I use Microsoft OneNote as OCR tool. On Right click against an image It can copy the entire text in images and It also has the capability to search text with in image. It is free and accurate and runs ...
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Most accurate open-source OCR for Japanese?

You can use these suggested parameters to increase the accuracy of tesseract. example usage from my jtesseract script: tesseract "$@" -l jpn -c chop_enable=T -c use_new_state_cost=F -c ...
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Image to text converter

There is a whole field of software called OCR or optical character recognition. Omnipage regular or Pro from nuance has always worked well for me. It can usually handle anything I throw at it. If ...
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rough comparison of files

I think a good buzzword here would be "fuzzy diff". Possible answer: https://github.com/google/diff-match-patch online tool to evaluate: https://neil.fraser.name/software/diff_match_patch/demos/diff....
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Software to batch OCR multiple image files to multiple text files using Tesseract?

In Bash: for file in FILES ; do tesseract "$file" "${file%%.*}" ; done where in place of FILES, you should write a series of file names like image456.jpeg image457.jpeg image458.jpeg, or a glob ...
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Python & PDF parsing: any modern, powerful, well-maintained open-source libraries out there?

Finally I went for OCRmyPDF (https://github.com/jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF), which uses tesseract for the actual OCR part (https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract) - as I understand tesseract is a OCR tool ...
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Are there other products than Adobe's that support ClearScan or similiar?

NEW ANSWER My PDFsak can now simulate Adobe Clearscan (using potrace). OLD ANSWER Having ImageMagick, potrace and pdftools (disclaimer: I am the author of pdftools). Assuming you have an input PDF ...
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Are there other products than Adobe's that support ClearScan or similiar?

Smoothscan is a tool to convert scanned text into a vectorized output form. Because printed text is assembled from fonts, each particular letter (like ‘o’) will have the same shape as every other ...
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Scan a receipt and recognize text/numeric data on it

queXF is an Open Source, web based paper form verification and data entry system: It requires you to first express your paper-printed form in the queXML format. queXF then uses this "schema" to ...
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Receipt OCR & Personal Finance Management app for Android?

Receipts by Wave Wave HQ - January 3, 2014 Finance Prons: OCR of Receipts! Nice UI Exporting to Google Drive, Dropbox... separate private and business accounting in same app Cons: require more ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

You can get searchable text using Google Drive. First, choose a key setting. Under "general" in your Google Drive settings, check the box next "Convert uploads: Convert uploaded files to Google Docs ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/leadtools-ocr/9wzdncrdr0d5 is a small simple WinRT app (runs fine on Win10 as well) that does nothing more than take an image or pdf and output a sandwich PDF ...
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JavaScript library for OCR

If you are interested in working with a commercial product, you should check out the LEADTOOLS OCR SDK. All of the OCR would be done server side and written in just a few lines of codes: // ...
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Program to generate a CSV file from an image containing a table

ABBYY FineReader does very good job when it comes to optical recognition. Probably the best on the market. And it can also export to *.csv, among many other formats. The downside is, it is not free ...
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Handwriting OCR

Handwriting recognition is a hard problem as a general issue. However you mention forms, in this case assisted recognition may be possible if the form consists of character fields in groups with ...
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Tool for indexing, processing and generally managing digitalized documents

Alfresco can do this, actually I configured it for a similar use case a few years ago. Install Alfresco 2 Run and use it a bit to get an understanding of what it does. Basically, it allows you to ...
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How to add text to PDF containing only image (OCR)?

If a programmatic solution will work, Syncfusion Tesseract OPX has a wrapper for the Tesseract engine that can be used to process the text in images within PDF documents and overlay them with ...
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Looking for OCR API on mobile platform

If you are looking to use a commercial product you should check out LEADTOOLS Mobile SDK. You will be able to develop in either Android, iOS or Window's Phone. Here is some sample code of how you ...
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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

I use Microsoft OneNote as OCR tool. On Right click against an image It can copy the entire text in images and It also has the capability to search text with in image. It is free and accurate and runs ...
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