[okfn-labs] OCR API?
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Oct 31 14:40:26 UTC 2014
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
>> Director of NGO "Informational Culture"
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