Optical character recognition (OCR) is the process of converting images of text to text that can be manipulated by word processors etc.

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Batch convert pdf's t searchable pdf's

I'm looking for a way to convert thousands of pdf's to searchable pdf's. I've used a program called "PDF Create Assistant" that came with Nuance's ecopy software. However, you can't select a folder, ...
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How can I preform OCR from the command line?

I need to perform OCR on the a backend of a website on a Linux machine with printed text. I read the other related questions here, so I tried tesseract, wich is considered as one of the most accurate ...
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How can I search multiple PDF files that have OCR?

I have thousands upon thousands of PDF files that have OCR. It's great when you have one open but I want to be able to find PDF files in a folder that contain X. Adobe seems to have something build in ...
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OCR in Word 2013

Word 2013 can naively open and edit PDF documents (big plus in my opinion). Is there a way to get it do some OCR as well? On a PDF that that had mostly pictures, even the parts that were pure text ...
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Online OCR website for processing an entire pdf file at one time? [closed]

I am looking for an online OCR website for processing a multi-page pdf file at one time. Free preferably. I know http://www.newocr.com/. If I am correct, it can only OCR one page at a time, by ...
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OCR Image based PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book How to do OCR on a PDF document? I've got a >200 page pdf manual that was produced by scanning hard copy. I'd like to convert ...
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Batch-OCR many PDFs

This has been discussed a year ago here: Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)? Is there any way to batch OCR PDFs that haven't been already OCRed? This is, I think, the current state of ...
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How to format two column OCR PDF into one column

I am having trouble reading a PDF on my Kindle because the OCR text is displayed in two columns per page. (IE The book was scanned two pages at a time, them OCR'd.) How can I format this into one ...
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Optimal lossy compression of images

I have a lot of images/documents, where I want quite a low filesize, without throwing away to much information, or cause generation loss with future compression. A) Documents, business cards etc ...
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Apply metadata to files based on OCR of their content

Essentially I'm looking for a tool (Windows/Mac) that will allow me the following workflow: Scan ALL my documents into a folder (200-300 scanned images) run the tool that will go through all the ...
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Replace (OCR) garbled text in PDF?

Now and then I come across a PDF which looks fine in first place but the underlying text is garbled. Currently I have a PDF where only the headings are garbled and I would like to know if it's ...
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OCR software for Windows, with support for non-English language

Precisely, I would like to find an OCR software which can convert PDF files and images to text. Also, it should support "Hungarian" language. I tried looking around, searching for such a software, ...
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Stripping Non-Text from a Scanned, OCRd PDF

I have a PDF created from a scanned document. OCR was used to recognize text. In Acrobat, if I select text, and click 'copy with formatting', I can paste the formatted text into Word, so it seems that ...
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Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?

I am trying to convert the screenshot given in this Stack Overflow question to a textual representation. I already did it by hand, but I'd like not to have to do that sort of thing again in the ...
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3rd party software for parsing (OCRing) receipts?

I need to organize a large number of scanned receipts. The receipts are scanned in PDF, and I need is software that will intelligently look at a document and parse out date, location / vendor, total ...
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Scanning Hebrew text

What OCR programs and resources are available to scan Hebrew/Yiddish text? One program per answer please, and please include the following: Price Link to download or purchase site Does it work with ...
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Install tesseract ocr 3 on OSX

I am trying to install Tesseract OCR on OSX 10.6... I have got as far as installing leptonic (by downloading src from http://www.leptonica.org/download.html and installing with ./configure; make; ...
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Digitize textbook

How can I digitize my physics textbook? It's huge and I don't want to cut the spine. I saw a picture of this: Ion Audio I want to know what's most important when making my own. I have a digital ...
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OCR of engineering drawings?

What's the best solution for OCR analysis of handwritten text strings that appear on a map? More in-depth explanation of what I'm looking for: I'm working on a large data processing effort involving ...
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Image Post-Processing : Unpaper

I try to make Unpaper to work, it's a very powerfull tool to post-process scanned book pages. I read the Doc but still can't make it work neither on Windows nor on Linux. My picture is a Bitmap I ...
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Copy image and paste to OCR

Running Win 7. Is there OCR freeware that easily allows copy of a picture and paste into the conversion program. I have no scanner at this time. Want to convert stored images.
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Is there a better way to correct errors in Adobe Acrobat's OCR results?

I'm using OCR Text Recognition integrated into Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 to produce an (invisible) searchable text overlay for text pages I have scanned. This is very neat for copying some phrases to the ...
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OCR Image recognition plugin for firefox and chrome? [closed]

Sometimes i need to OCR images that I stumble upon on some webpages. I would like to know if there are any plugins for Firefox and Chrome that would allow me to upload desired image for processing on ...
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Can a OCR confuse letter case?

Can a OCR sometimes confuse between letter case? For example 't' interpreted as 'T' or 'r' as 'R' at some point?
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Is there an OCR software that can recognize a font from a text in a raster image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font recognition software Sometimes I find images whose text I'd like to modify or add to it, but as they're raster images, of course the font information is lost. Maybe ...
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PDF has an extra blank in all words after running through Ghostscript

This PDF was produced by Abbyy Finereader 10: http://ebooks.zeitr.org/from_abbyy.pdf You can copy & paste the first sentence and get this (very good) text result: Der »Bund Deutscher ...
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How to add OCRed text to original pdf in gscan2pdf?

I am new to gscan2pdf 0.9.31, and just used it to OCR a scanned pdf. After saving the pdf, the OCRed text is stored on the top left corner. However I wish each OCRed character to be added to ...
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OCR that adds generated text to the original pdf and djvu files?

My OS is Ubuntu. I found there are some applications can OCR a pdf or djvu file, generating another text file. But I was wondering how to add the OCRed text onto the original pdf or djvu files, to ...
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Scanning low resolution images with Omnipage OCR

I tried scanning with Omnipage OCR (version 17) a relatively lower resolution image of a document that I took with my mobile phone. This document was intentionally not scanned (for future training ...
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Is there Any OCR program that can handle non-Latin characters?

I'm looking for an OCR program that can work with hebrew characters. I'm open to using something on Mac or PC, but it needs to be a reliable program. What are my options?
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How to create documents from scanned images

I have a large number of Micorsoft Word documents to create, after a disk crash and patchy backups, destroyed the originals. We have a fair amount of the originals left, and instead of manually ...
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Find text on an image

I want to be able to find text on the following awesome image and where the text is located in it. This is not the first time I stumbled upon such a challenge and probably many people have similar ...
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Babylon can't recognize text on Firefox 4 ~ 8 & IE 9

Before I upgraded to Firefox 4 & IE 9, Babylon was succesfully recognizing text on those browsers. After the upgrade, it cannot recognize text anymore. I've played with the OCR Optimization in the ...
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Digitizing notes?

I want to digitize my note taking. I was looking into using tablets or something of that sort but I feel that it would be too much of a challenge to type instead of actually writing my notes during ...
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How can I make OCR recognize my documents' text better?

I can't get some of my docs with images to be recognized by OCR. They're not especially low-resolution — though some are distorted — but I can't get them through OCR even with Omnipage. I ...
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Application or plugin for turning screenshots into searchable text?

It's a common practice in our company that people take screenshots of any software error situation they get into, and then they paste the screenshots in mail messages and/or Word documents that get ...
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abby fine reader page layout

I have to scan and ocr an entire book using abby fine reader. do you know how can i define a zone of interest to scan all the pages of the book? I don;t wish to scan and recognize (header, footer, ...
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Can I force Acrobat Professional to replace the OCR-ed selectable image with text?

I have a book I want to read onscreen. It is scanned at 200 dpi monochrome (I still don't know what went wrong in the scanner driver, I remember setting it to grayscale, but cannot afford the time to ...
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How to OCR PDF files with Old German Gothic (Fraktur) text?

I have been successfully using Adobe Acrobat X to OCR many scanned documents which I use for my research. However I have begun studying old German documents which use the Fraktur script, also known as ...
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Training Tesseract-OCR for english language fonts

I have about 3000 small images of single words that I am trying to convert to text. I have installed tesseract on my windows 7 machine using the installer and successfully managed to OCR images ...
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OCR batch processing images

I have about 3000 small images of text which I want to process into a comma separated list. Is there any free program that would be capable of this?
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Mapping data from OCR'd Document to Form Fields

Is there any way to automatically take the data from a particular place in a document and have it insert into a particular field in a form? All of the documents follow one of two standard formats: ...
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I have scanned a bunch of receipts and I want to scan/OCR their data into an excel file. How would I do this?

All the receipts have the same layout (i.e. their order list, transaction dates). I was wondering if my OCR program (Omnipage 17) could go to a certain co-ordinate and recognize the data, then some ...
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Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simple, free OCR software (for OS X)? Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX?
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Tesseract OCR - Newbie Questions!

I just installed Tesseract OCR and was able to convert a TIF image to its corresponding text. The application seems fairly easy to use, but I am struggling finding the documentation that will help me ...
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How to ocr pdf documents in osx

Is there any software that comes with OSX or can be downloaded to do OCR on a PDF document?
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How to replaces images of text in PDFs with formatted text using OCR

I get a lot of PDFs from other people consisting of scanned old documents. Unfortunately, sometimes the text on the scans, though legible, looks grainy and is hard to read. What I've been able to do ...
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Extract OCR text from Evernote

Evernote does OCR on the images you save to it. Is there a way to get the full text equivalent for an image in Evernote, or is the OCR only for searching?
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Command-line OCR in Windows 7

What are some command-line OCR utilities that will work in Windows 7 64-bit?
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Opera and Babylon

When I click on a word in Opera, Babylon (last version) does not capture the right word. How to fix that?