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image letter recognition

Is there an existing package for python that will perform simple letter
recognition from image files? I'm specifically looking for a way to
read from a png file, but that can be changed.

Mar 10 '06 #1
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ga*****@gmail.com wrote:
Is there an existing package for python that will perform simple letter
recognition from image files? I'm specifically looking for a way to
read from a png file, but that can be changed.

"simple letter recognition from image file" now there's an oxymoron.

I've successfully used ExperVision's RTK OCR toolkit for Windows
from Python. Actually by using ctypes you should be able to call
any of the many OCR engines that are available. Alas, all that I
found that were really good were not free (but I haven't looked in
well over a year).

-Larry Bates
Mar 10 '06 #2
Is there an existing package for python that will perform simple letter
recognition from image files? I'm specifically looking for a way to
read from a png file, but that can be changed.

"simple letter recognition from image file" now there's an oxymoron.

I've successfully used ExperVision's RTK OCR toolkit for Windows
from Python. Actually by using ctypes you should be able to call
any of the many OCR engines that are available. Alas, all that I
found that were really good were not free (but I haven't looked in
well over a year).

Might look at these:

http://directory.fsf.org/claraocr.html
http://directory.fsf.org/ocrad.html

--
Michael McGlothlin, tech monkey
Tub Monkey
http://www.tubmonkey.com/

Mar 10 '06 #3

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