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I have successfully used Tesseract for Optical Character Recognition, on Ubuntu. It is free, open source and maintained by Google. While not bad with Latin characters and numbers, it struggles with Japanese characters for instance. You might have to first feed it training data depending on what you want to get recognized. It can read from a lot of ...


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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'd text as an overlay text layer you can copy from and search with CTRL+F. fast PDF viewer with a lot of features fast OCR engine (unless you choose the best ...


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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) and the text will be added to each page invisibly "behind" the images. pdfsandwich is a command line utility. If you have a scanned pdf file, for ...


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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 languages support unfortunately, single image input, so to make a complete document, one must create a batch script to convert each page image to searchable PDF. After ...


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I use OCRfeeder for this. It is free, open-source and runs on Linux (unfortunately there is no pre-compiled executable for OSX, though you might be able to build it from source). By default it runs on the Tesseract engine, although this can be changed. Screenshots (click them for larger pictures) I don't have a lot of experience with anything other ...


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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: pypdfocr myfile.pdf And opening myfile_ocr.pdf a while later.


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Pay attention for products by ABBYY: ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine is highly-accurate OCR SDK. It supports Android and iOS, works on device. ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK is platform-independent OCR SDK, works in cloud.


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There is a library for this: TesseractOCR for PHP https://github.com/thiagoalessio/tesseract-ocr-for-php Using Tesseract under the hood, which is probably the best open source OCR library. It is open source, and cross-platform. No web service, everything is done on your server.


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I use iAnnotate and I love it. It costs $9.99 on the Apple iTunes App Store. PDFs that are already OCR'd can be highlighted and whatnot using the software, and searching them is simple. There are also a lot of other helpful tools like highlighting and the ability to add notes (annotate). The only negative I've found is that sometimes when I zoom in or out ...


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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). Good OCR results for English and Spanish language, at least. Personally is one of my favorite apps of this kind. UPDATE: If useful, these are the settings ...


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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 Russian to English. The second step is relatively easy. A half decent translation can be done with Google Translate. However the first step is ...


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Online OCR allows you to take images in JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or GIF format and turns it into a DOC, XLS, or TXT. Registration is optional. It supports up to 32 languages. Online OCR allows you to upload a max of 4MB per picture and you can upload 15 per day.


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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't figure out how to add all things from receipt at once, instead of one thing with every photo A part from this , a kind of simple app. Conclusion: If your ...


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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 recognition is poor use a higher DPI in scanning, I usually use 600, but on tiny fonts I use 1200dpi. Omnipage cost money, but you get what you pay for. Over ...


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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 easier and better to use than some of the other PDF programs. Website The only glitch I have repeatedly had with its OCR is that it converts "fi" to a single ...


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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 above that are images. Awesome interface and great to use. It is open source (MIT License) and the source code is available at https://github.com/tabulapdf/...


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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.html (activate efficiency cleanup) Technical explanations of the algorithm: https://neil.fraser.name/writing/diff/ Other possibilities and related questions: ...


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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 on windows and support almost all image formats. It can also search through PDF files, and Images in PDF files. Bonus point is that it supports multiple ...


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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 editor format." Now upload the pdf to your Google Drive (click "new", then "file upload"). When the upload is complete (might take a minute or two), right ...


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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 or text. It's kinda ugly and has absolutely no configuration, but it does this one small task perfectly.


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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 privileges that such app might need to require... need to make an account with them to try OCR as it has to send photo and they do OCR remotely ONLY consumes ...


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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 ‘o’ in the document. We can take advantage of this, by building a table of such symbols, and represent each occurrence of a symbol with a reference to ...


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There is a software named ABBYY and it's probably the software you're looking for. they even have software for Hand-writing recognition. I've been using this software since 2009 and it recognizes texts very good. there's another software which is one of the best in its level. Readiris 14 OCR Software that supports more than 130 Languages and it's for Cannon ...


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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: // Initialize the OCR engine ocrEngine = OcrEngineManager.CreateEngine(OcrEngineType.Advantage, // Startup the engine ocrEngine.Startup(null, null, null, @"C:\LEADTOOLS ...


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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 and this particular version works on Windows only. A different version for macOS exists, but it lacks many features and overall slower (subjectively) that a ...


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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 Sharpeye Smartscore List item Note: special 'exception', PdfToMusic will 'scan' PDFs generated by music programs into MusicXML 2nd -- "Data" >>into editor>>export ...


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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 upload documents and organize them using folders/categories/tags/aspects/metadata as you like (you don't have to use all of these, you can use only folders and ...


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If at any time you would like to expand to a commercial product, the LEADTOOLS OCR SDK can extract text from an image with just a few lines of code and you can choose which format to save your text output as (DOC, PDF, TXT, ect...) The LEADTOOLS OCR engine is capable of setting and extracting text from over 50 languages. To test the LEADTOOLS OCR SDK, ...


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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 on windows and support almost all image formats. You can copy the text inside and paste it into a text document. I am not sure if it works in Ubuntu or not ...


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You may want to try this Open Source PHP OCR class that can recognize text in monochrome graphical images after a training phase. It is written in pure PHP, so it is cross-platform, does not rely on external programs nor Web services. It comes with examples scripts for either learning and recognizing text. The learning phase consists in passing it sample ...


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