[okfn-labs] OCR API?

Ivan Begtin ibegtin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 13:29:51 UTC 2014

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 appreciated.
> Best,
> Matt
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Best Regards,
   Ivan Begtin

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