[okfn-labs] OCR API?
christian.ledermann at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 11:06:28 UTC 2014
maybe scavenge some code from
sorry I am short - sprinting
On 31 October 2014 14:40, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> I've booted this idea issue for us to track stuff:
> (As this idea is a bit different from the PDF to text I linked earlier).
> Please dump any links or thoughts in there as well as on list :-)
> On 31 October 2014 14:22, Friedrich Lindenberg
> <friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Especially their online service, ocrsdk.com ist very good - we tried it
>> out with yanukovichleaks for Russian and Ukrainian docs, but they wouldn't
>> give us any free queries :) Still, I think we need to have a better open
>> source stack, for all of those projects where you don't really want to send
>> all of your documents to three dozen untrusted services.
>> - Friedrich
>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM, Ivan Begtin <ibegtin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Matthew.
>>> Do-it-yourself OCR is great idea, just it's not so simple for languages
>>> other than English. I don't know any free OCR engine or service for Russian
>>> A few times we partnered with Russian OCR company - Abbyy and they
>>> provided as free access to online OCR API - http://www.abbyyonline.com
>>> I could ask them to provide free access to their OCR service. I can't
>>> promise that they will do it, but chance is much more than 50%.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Ivan Begtin
>>> 2014-10-31 14:51 GMT+03:00 Matthew Fullerton <matt.fullerton at gmail.com>:
>>>> Hi okfn-labs,
>>>> The need for OCR comes up again and again. I suppose often enough its
>>>> enough to run the document(s) through the program of choice (I would be
>>>> interested in what this is right now) and then deal with the consequences.
>>>> What I want to know is whether there are any do/-it-yourself service/API
>>>> solutions out there that I could get up and running on a server to use on a
>>>> permanent basis?
>>>> If there isn't one yet I will probably be helping to cobble one
>>>> together. So advice, experience and expressions of interest would also be
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>>> Best Regards,
>>> Ivan Begtin
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