Open Source OCR



I remember several years back I tried out gocr which is an open source character recognition engine. I wasn’t thoroughly impressed, but it sort of worked. Yesterday, I saw the news that Google has released Tesseract as an open source Optical Character Recognition engine. It was originally developed by HP and has been shelved for some time, it’s supposed to be among the top 3 in accuracy according to testing by UNLV. The source code is available at their sourceforge.net page. It’ will be good to see this taken up and integrated as a backend by open source scanning applications. (Maybe even office suites as a “recognize text in image file” type option….)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Google Calendar escapes into public use.. There have been rumors for (years?) a long time at least, that google was preparing something known as cl2 which would be a calendar with full gmail integration. There were screenshots, many of which were photoshopped from another web calendar, but there were others that were more convincing... well, as......
  • The Google Problem, or why I'm starting to use MSN and Yahoo more. This weekend has been a bit of an introspective for me on why google is still the primary search engine I use. I know, I've been a big "fan(?)" of google for quite some time, I've obviously incorporated many of their products into my pages and used Google for 99%......
  • Rumors abound on Google Instant Messenger Slashdot is reporting, as well as other sources, that Google is preparing the launch of an Instant Messenger. One story suggests that Google is running a jabber server on talk.google.com Jabber is an open source messenger platform. The story says that an announcement will be made Wednesday "of a new......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • How to Use these SEO Factors for Better Rankings It does not take much to be successful with SEO. If you're focused on building a strong foundation for your website and getting the basics right, there's no reason as to why you won't see results. The purpose of this article is to show you how to get the search......
  • Review: GOOGLE's Android 2.3, Look At The Past Present And Future Of This Phenomenon. ANDROID 2.3, aka Gingerbread : RedLine Computing reviews To fully understand what this new phenomenon is, we have to start at the beginning. Let’s have a look at the history behind Android 2.3. Android was initially developed by Android Inc., as a mobile operating system. It is based upon a......
  • Search Engine Secrets - Get Top Listings On Google & Yahoo! Let me show you How to Get Top Listings for every page of your site and Rank #1 for all of your Keywords in the Search Engines - Guaranteed. Did you believe this? If your like me you've probably seen a million pages and emails like this that claim they......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site