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On Windows 7 and higher Mathematica supports Handwritten Math Recognition feature (it is available under the menu WindowHandwriting Input). The interface allows to use touchscreen to draw mathematical formulas, and does a pretty good job of converting them to Mathematica expressions.

Math Handwriting Input

But suppose I do not want to draw a formula, but I already have an image or PDF file with a formula I want to enter (likely having much higher fidelity than my handwriting — that supposedly should make it easier to recognize correctly). Is there a user interface or API that allows to run the math recognition engine on images/PDF files?

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The handwriting system requires actual pen strokes to perform recognition.

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