Tag for questions on Optical Character Recognition (OCR), including the Mathematica function TextRecognize[].

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How to do text recognition in a language that doesn't use the roman alphabet [closed]

I am trying to reconize a single letter or character from a non-roman character set by edge detection. I want to extract single characters from a text image. When I identify that letter or character I ...
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Extracting coordinates from a ListLinePlot

I used an iterative method to resolve equations, then i plotted the results using ListLinePlot. Unfortunately, now I need to use some of the data that was plot. I know the X-coordinate, and need to ...
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Why does cropping an image improve TextRecognize so much?

I am trying to use the TextRecognize function to extract data from certain screenshots. This is already a cropped version. Using TextRecognize on this yields ...
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How can I detect certain letters by shape in an image?

I have a website where people can post Flipbook animations, called Flipnotes. Unfortunately, most of the Popular flipnotes are in the following categories: MV (Music Video) AV (Audio Video) AMV ...
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Character segmentation in poor quality grayscale

Given grayscale lines from a receipt like this: , in which parts of the letters sometimes appear almost as light as the background, my goal is to determine the $x$-positions of the centres of the ...
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Detect implicit grid in image with monospaced characters

I'm trying to detect the monospaced-grid in a possibly slightly deformed image of a receipt. Example input (full size here) My idea is to obtain the centroids or bounding boxes of all components ...
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Ways to overcome failure of TextRecognize on relatively simple price tag?

I would like to perform OCR on this sample image. TextRecognize[Import["RedBox.jpg"], Language -> "German"] returns ...
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Blank Output for Text Recognition

Please Anyone help Why am I getting Blank Output for TextRecognization for the this Image Is it because the size of image.??? Please help Neither am getting output for this code ...
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How to identify chemical substance from tattoo?

A friend of mine made a tattoo on his chest of some chemical substance formula. He challenged us to identify which substance is that. I thought that perhaps a combination of: Mathematica image ...
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Use TextRecognize to grab timestamps from a video frame

I have microscope videos that have a timestamp overlay to them, and it would be great if I could extract this for each frame to add to my metadata. TextRecognize ...
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How to speed up text recognition

I have a large corpus of text to analyse. I've managed to automate splitting it into individual lines because I've found that each line in this relatively old scanned document needs to be dealt with ...
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Improve TextRecognize[] on numbers

I have an image contain only numbers, and TextRecognize fail to recognize some numbers: img=; TextRecognize[img] (*826718*) The documentation says that "The ...
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TextRecognize with crosses, circles and spaces results into oddities, why?

I am investigating this answer here about detecting crosses and circles with TextRecognize. I tried to solve this problem here by directly using the builtin command TextRecognize but it does not work ...
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How to detect crosses and circles in 60x60 raster images?

I have hand-written 60 pixel times 60 pixel squares. I need to detect whether they are empty, x or circle. TextRecognize function fails. Is there some other function to process this kind of raster ...
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Applying TextRecognize on alpha-numerical table

From time to time I have to extract data from scanned papers or rasterized PDFs. Imagine a table of the following kind (but much longer): A naive application of ...
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Accessing the graph Thinning produces without losing all the edges' lengths/slopes

This is a follow up to the OCR question I had earlier. What I want to do is to use Thinning to create "skeletons" of images of characters and then compare their shapes, utilizing such properties ...
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Implementing OCR without using TextRecognize

I am new to Mathematica and trying to figure out whether it is a good tool for algorithmic exploration. So I had the idea of implementing a simple OCR with Mathematica, just using standard ...
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Can TextRecognize read digits?

While answering this question, I tried TextRecognize to read single digits. But it doesn't recognize a single digit, even though the digits are clearly readable. ...