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Hi Experts,

I'm in the middle of developing a small application, I have a few images that are scanned documents, I want to get the text from the image (possibly from a specific area of the image if possible).

Is this somehow possible?

I have had a look at some PHP classes. This link below is similar i think, but I have no idea how to ammend it.

http://www.phpclasses.org/package/2874-PHP-Recognize-text-objects-in-graphical-images.html

I'm pretty sure, with todays technology this can be done, I really need to get this done.

I'd appreciate any help, thank you.


Regards,
Fez
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 2000 total points
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Hi Fez,
Take a look at FreeOCR.net, which has a list of free OCR packages available to download:
http://www.freeocr.net/

Some of the products mentioned above are:

(1) Tesseract OCR Engine, an open source product now maintained by Google:
http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/

It has numerous add-ons:
http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/wiki/AddOns

(2) FreeOCR, which uses a compiled version of the Tesseract engine:
http://www.paperfile.net/

(3) GOCR/JOCR, an open source OCR package developed under the GNU Public License:
http://jocr.sourceforge.net/

(4) OCR Desktop, which is not open source, but is free for personal use (needs to be registered in order to turn off popups and advertising):
http://www.ocrtools.com/fi/prdOCRFree.aspx

(5) SimpleOCR, which is not open source, but is free, with both an end-user version and a royalty-free SDK:
http://www.simpleocr.com/
http://www.simpleocr.com/Info.asp

I don't know which of them support PHP programming, but I'm sure you can quickly figure that out. Regards, Joe
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