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Are there any good linux OCR character recognition for Ricoh machines?

Hi!

I wanna be able to scan from our copier to a linux secure file server and have the documents be searchable (when the server is unencrypted of course). I use neatco neat receipts for mac at home but IDK what their business cost would be and how many weeks (if not days) that little scanner would endure under heavy usage. I know I can use other scanners but would rather find alternative software than hardware. ANy thoughts?
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pritamduttCommented:
Hi!

Please check out this page for comparison of various OCR tools for Linux.


http://www.splitbrain.org/blog/2010-06/15-linux_ocr_software_comparison


Hope this helps!

Regards,
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rindiCommented:
Are you using the server itself for scanning, or are you using another PC and OS to do the scanning? Usually OCR is done on the PC doing the scanning (the Client), and not the server on which you just store the documents. So you would have to look for software for that particular OS and probably not the Linux server. On the server you would just store the scanned and converted document.
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kaosmadnessAuthor Commented:
Sorry, yes, I would be scanning directly into the linux box. I call it a server because it will be a file server with OCR functions. I had seen the list pritamdutt mentioned, I was hoping to stick to centOS or ubuntu. Do you know any that would work best with either one of them?
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rindiCommented:
There are a couple of OCR tools you can install on a Linux box. For example there is gocr, cuneiform, fuzzyocr etc. On Ubuntu those are available via the package manager, and possibly on CentOS too (although there you may not have as many available via the standard repositories).

If your Ubuntu box uses a GUI and you have synaptic installed, inside synaptic just enter OCR in the "Quick filter" and a list of tools will be displayed. select those you want installed and then use apply to get them installed.
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kaosmadnessAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!
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