Updated 2014-10-20 07:21:37 by SEH

Optical Character Recognition -- typically the art of teaching a computer to read printed text (provided as scanned images).


Three principal open-source engines:

  • GOCR (appears to have a Tcl/Tk frontend)
  • Ocrad (GNU)
  • Tesseract OCR (originally Hewlett-Packard, but now released as open source)

Recommended proprietary packages:


OCRchie: Modular Optical Character Recognition Software in C++ with Tcl/Tk interface.