OCR and BCR for N900

Posted on 2010-01-01 16:57 UTC by Pelau Vadim. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Office.

As simple as it sounds!

Optical character recognition and business card recognition for N900;

  • Why wait until you get home to digitize your documents when you can do it on the go?
  • Why bother typing the names and details of your associates when a simple photo can do all the work?


With N900's great camera the only problem remaining is the coding...


Please fel free to share your thoughts on the matter.

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Thank you!

Solutions for this brainstorm


Solution #1: Cuneiform

Posted on 2010-01-05 17:53 UTC by Alex Smirnoff.

It's open-source and multilingual.

What really matters besides OCR itself is business card scanning which requires some heuristics to be applied.


Solution #2: OCRFeeder port

Posted on 2010-01-17 14:02 UTC by Quim Gil.

I kindly ask people to open their eyes before voting as this is an already working solution with a GUI.

The one above is not.

See OCRFeeder running in Fremantle working with multiple recognition engines like Tesseract and Ocrad.


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