If anyone can share experience with using OCR software with java to parse webpages.
My prospective task could turn out to be parsing a website where unfortunately some of the important information is displayed as images. Therefore I thought it would be better to seek advice first on good (and possibly free OCR software to use and maybe someone's portion of experience.
I'd start by looking at the various packages that a search for "java ocr" brings up.
Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Thanks for the replies.
No, i was not going to convert the whole website into an image, there are just some pieces of information on the website not in textual form but as png images, that should be converted to textual form with ocr. Looking at the moment at Tesseract (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/) since it's free (unlike java-coded Asprise) and quite simple, though should be called from the command line.
subject: ocr from a website - how and how difficult?