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

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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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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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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. ...