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OCR librarys

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i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
are acceptable.
so far all i have run into is voodoo and wild claims. i've tried gocr,
and it wasn't very impressive. i'm like to be able to ocr handwriting
but it's not a major requirment. anyone with any pointers or idea's i'm
all ears. i'd really not like to have to use somthing like imagemagick
and start from scratch.
Sep 12 '05 #1
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You need to specify a "platform" you will be running on. I've had
good experience with ExperVision's RTK toolkit on Windows. It is not
free, but it is very, very good. Sometimes software is actually
worth paying for ;-).

Larry Bates
Timothy Smith wrote:
i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
are acceptable.
so far all i have run into is voodoo and wild claims. i've tried gocr,
and it wasn't very impressive. i'm like to be able to ocr handwriting
but it's not a major requirment. anyone with any pointers or idea's i'm
all ears. i'd really not like to have to use somthing like imagemagick
and start from scratch.

Sep 12 '05 #2

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Hi Timothy,

first at all, sorry if you receive this message twice, but I sent a
message five hours ago and I don't see it on
mail.python.org/python-list.

Now at least the OP will receive it since I included it in a CC.

This thread may give you an start:
http://groups.google.ch/group/comp.l...ac64a3c3aece2/

It mentioned how to call simpleocr, which according to the website:
http://www.simpleocr.com

it is Royalty Free. I haven't tried it, so, I can say how accurate it
is.

Regards,
Josef
Timothy Smith wrote:
i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
are acceptable.
so far all i have run into is voodoo and wild claims. i've tried gocr,
and it wasn't very impressive. i'm like to be able to ocr handwriting
but it's not a major requirment. anyone with any pointers or idea's i'm
all ears. i'd really not like to have to use somthing like imagemagick
and start from scratch.

Sep 12 '05 #3

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Larry Bates wrote:
You need to specify a "platform" you will be running on. I've had
good experience with ExperVision's RTK toolkit on Windows. It is not
free, but it is very, very good. Sometimes software is actually
worth paying for ;-).

Larry Bates
Timothy Smith wrote:

i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
are acceptable.
so far all i have run into is voodoo and wild claims. i've tried gocr,
and it wasn't very impressive. i'm like to be able to ocr handwriting
but it's not a major requirment. anyone with any pointers or idea's i'm
all ears. i'd really not like to have to use somthing like imagemagick
and start from scratch.

i know it's worth paying for a good one. i built a system that read
barcodes off images once and it used a paid for library.
Sep 12 '05 #4

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Hi Timothy
i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
are acceptable.

This thread may give you an start:
http://groups.google.ch/group/comp.l...ac64a3c3aece2/

It mentioned how to call simpleocr, which according to the website:
http://www.simpleocr.com

it is Royalty Free. I haven't tried it, so, I can say how accurate it
is.

Regards,
Josef
Sep 13 '05 #5

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