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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Opera and Babylon

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

Unfortunately, this is not CSI, we collected 20,000 images for license plates; we were wondering if there is a semi reliable way to read those license plates using OCR. the images especially night ...
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Good free OCR with GUI for correcting mistakes? (for Windows)

I've used SimpleOCR, which has a nice GUI for correcting mistakes. Unfortunately it makes a lot of mistakes! (and suffers other bugs and limitations) On the other hand Tesseract is more accurate but ...
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text detection program demos

Do you know any text detection software, from images or videos, available as a demo or video demo? Please give me some links. Edit: better with some paper and it's realization. Edit2: I want to ...
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Import table from a image to a spreadsheet

How can I import a table from a scanned image (jpg/pdf) file to a spreadsheet? Example scan is here
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Software for “OCR”'ing exact pixels from a photo of a videogame/pixel-art?

I am searching for software that can reconstruct the exact pixels from a photo of an old videogame or a piece pixel-art. The goal would be the re-digitalization of digital images that only survived in ...
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Looking for recommendations on OCR problem - tabular numeric data

I have 20 pages of experiment measurement data which I need to digitalize. The results are in tabular form, scanned in 600 dpi resolution, and as far as scans go, they came up pretty clean and ...
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How do I get the best quality screenshot for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and what tool would be the best for screenshots?

I'm trying to get some data into a text file from screenshots. Apparently screenshots don't work very well with OCR because they are 75dpi and the minimum for good quality OCR is 150dpi. Does anyone ...
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Can you recommend good software for scanning business cards? [closed]

I want it to store business cards as images and to make them searchable (OCR).
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Software to read characters from picture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Image to Text converter Here's why I need this software: I have a lot of screenshots taken of my tool; I need to read the user names and passwords from those ...
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How to do OCR on a PDF document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux? I have a few documents in English and Hebrew that I scanned in and converted to PDF format. Is there some free or ...
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Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)?

I use Google Desktop Search (I am on Vista) and not all my PDF files are recognized in my archive folder. It is normal as "PDF files that contain scanned images" are not indexed ( ...
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OCR for Sanskrit ( OR devanagari)

I need an OCR s/w for Sanskrit OR devanagari. I need a s/w which can convers character into UNICODE.
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scan A4 doc > pdf > ocr > translate to english?

I've tried using a combination of my home scanner to create a '300 dpi', 'document', 'pdf' (options on Canon all-in-one) ZoHoViewer to create either an RTF or TXT file google docs to translate I'm ...
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Image to Text converter [closed]

I need a software which can convert scanned text to editable text. I will prefer freeware?
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How do I Initiate an OCR scan in Microsoft Office Word 2010?

How do you kick off a scan and character recognition using Microsoft Office Word 2010 (Beta)? I can't seem to find an option to scan the document in my scanner directly into a 2010 Word document. I ...
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Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book [closed]

I have a scanned a book in PDF format, but the quality is rather poor: (The language is Romanian and it's a medical physiology book, in case you were wondering) I want to extract text from the ...
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Automate Reading Lotto Numbers

When we buy a large qty of Lotto tickets, is there a way to read all those numbers into a spreadsheet so that they can be checked against the winning numbers thru formulas/macros? I am looking for an ...
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Is it possible to invoke Acrobat from the command line to perform OCR

I currently have AppleScript which runs on a folder and is taking up my machine whilst it's working. I wish to be able to do it without UI interference. Any ideas? Thanks.
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How can I convert scanned images as PDF to a searchable PDF file?

I have a PDF of a scanned book. I'm looking for a free software that will perform OCR and then provide an option to save it as a PDF or document again. Is there one?
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Practical OCR solution for converting a large book to a digital format?

I was over by my grandparent's place this past weekend. My grandmother pulled out this giant (~1400 page) book of her family history going back to 1630 or so. Giant nerd that I am, I thought it would ...
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How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
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What is a good handwriting recognition software?

I bought a Livescribe pen which records whatever I write (and say). However, it can only give me pdf versions of what I wrote. Using MyScript (an paid extension) I can have it convert my handwritten ...
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How can I identify fonts from an image?

Many times I come across bitmaps with nothing but text paragraphs, so I was looking for a way to identify the font used, the paragraph alignment, line spacing and color, bold, italics. Would an OCR ...
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What software can convert handwriting to text?

I took a look at MyScript, but the program does not accept PDF format. I have a few documents (PDF) that are scans of hand writing. I need a program that can take the PDF scan it, use OCR and ...