Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine
Tesseract is a free optical character recognition engine originally developed
at Hewlett-Packard and currently developed by Google. It is a raw OCR engine -
it has no document layout analysis, no output formatting, and no graphical user
interface. It only processes a TIFF or BMP image of a single column and creates
text from it. It can detect fixed pitch vs proportional text. The engine was in
the top 3 in terms of character accuracy in 1995. The source code will read a
binary, grey or color image and output text.
Tesseract can process English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian
Portuguese and Dutch and can be trained to work in other languages as well.
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