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Extracting Text from Image

kishore vv
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Joined: Mar 05, 2010
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Hi Forum,
As part of my project i have to extract text from the image. I already done some search on OCR.
for java i found Asprise OCR which can fulfill my task. but it is commercial and very expensive for me.
And other ones Tesseract OCR , GOCR are not related to java like Asprise OCR.
So is there any other apis in java which can perform this task.
And also please guide if any other alternative methods in java rather then OCR to extract the text form image.
Assist me with your ideas.

thanking you in advance.
William Brogden
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alternative methods in java rather then OCR to extract the text form image.


OCR is the industry standard way of talking about extracting characters from images.

The amount of developer effort that has been expended on the problem over many many years is absolutely huge. In the late sixties I saw a machine for reading documents printed in the OCR font - it had a room to itself.

I suggest expanding your search to the more general "java image feature extraction" - after all, characters are just image features.

Bill
 
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