[okfn-labs] OCR API?

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Oct 31 11:59:29 UTC 2014

Great request Matthew - I think an OCR API (even if just tesseract on a
server with a wrapper) would be quite cool.

There is this existing idea issue on a PDF to Text service that includes
some research on OCR:



On 31 October 2014 11:51, 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 appreciated.
> Best,
> Matt
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