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Re: [opensuse] OCR and batches
  • From: Adam Tauno Williams <adamtaunowilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:33:04 -0400
  • Message-id: <1174228384.4748.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Does anybody know of a way to scan several thousands pictures on disk
> > with an OCR application to look for a specific text, and then list the
> > images where that text was found?
> I've been doing apps like that for the better part of twelve years. However, 
> I've yet to see an OCR app in Linux. That doesn't mean they don't exist, 
> however, because I'm stuck in a predominantly windows world at work. I know 
> we currently either use OCR For Anydocs or Kofax Ascent. In fact, we're 
> looking at replacing our current systems in the next few years.

There are multiple OCR solutions for Linux:
http://jocr.sourceforge.net/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tesseract-ocr/
http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ocrad.html
http://www.geocities.com/claraocr/

I've only ever used gOCR [http://jocr.sourceforge.net/] it worked well
enough to develop keyword indexes for images.  It does not work well
enough (and I've never seen an OCR package that does, commercial or
otherwise) to turn images into readable text.

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