This week's book giveaway is in the Jobs Discussion forum.
We're giving away four copies of Java Interview Guide and have Anthony DePalma on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Java in General and the fly likes Extracting Text from Image Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Java Interview Guide this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Java in General
Bookmark "Extracting Text from Image" Watch "Extracting Text from Image" New topic

Extracting Text from Image

kishore vv

Joined: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 1
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
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
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.

jQuery in Action, 3rd edition
subject: Extracting Text from Image
It's not a secret anymore!