Online OCR solution that allows selecting OCR areas
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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Sep 28, 2015

Hi! Does anybody know of an online OCR solution that would allow me to manually select text, table, and image areas?

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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No but... Sep 28, 2015

you can select whatever you want once the document has been converted to word.

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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Not in the sense that I implied Sep 28, 2015

I meant selecting an area as in telling the OCR tool how to interpret a part of the source image—not as in copying and pasting content. I need that because heuristics used by OCR tools to autodetect content types fail more often than not. For example, images can be misinterpreted as text or tables, which makes the result useless.

Examples of desktop tools that allow selecting OCR areas are ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY PDF Transformer (on Windows) and gOCRFeeder (on Linux). The latter is not ready for serious work though, being unstable and lacking features.


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Adrien Esparron
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An another desktop solution... Sep 28, 2015

Artem Vakhitov a écrit :

Examples of desktop tools that allow selecting OCR areas are ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY PDF Transformer (on Windows) and gOCRFeeder (on Linux). The latter is not ready for serious work though, being unstable and lacking features.



Try this :

http://www.freeocr.net/

It's free!


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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Does not have the feature Sep 28, 2015

Adrien Esparron wrote:

Try this :

http://www.freeocr.net/

It's free!


Thanks, but this does not have the feature that I described and is Windows-only (not online). For Windows, I have already bought several commercial programs that cover this need.

[Edited at 2015-09-28 16:52 GMT]


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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PDF editor Sep 29, 2015

Artem Vakhitov wrote:

Hi! Does anybody know of an online OCR solution that would allow me to manually select text, table, and image areas?


I use certain PDF editor to leave only the part to be OCRed and apply OCR processes. It is quick and accurate for editing graphic and texts.

Soonthon L.


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Adrien Esparron
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Not sure to understand what you are searching Sep 29, 2015

but it could be something like that :

http://www.free-online-ocr.com/

Hope it helps...


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Marilia Silva
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Not a single one available online Sep 30, 2015

I searched OCR software recently and downloaded several for Windows and Mac, but could not find one that did what was promised on the description - and I couldn't find one online. The best that I know and worked with on a big project was ABBYY fine reader (also the only one that my CAT professor indicates and introduced to me). It selected and converted properly text, table and image areas. But I'm afraid there's no one like it available online.

[Edited at 2015-09-30 15:36 GMT]


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