Click here to Skip to main content
Rate this: bad
good
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
See more: Java .NET
i need an OCR for a camera image capture for example holding a image in front of webcam and recognizing the text in the image.can any one help...??
Posted 16-Mar-12 7:53am
mac19153

1 solution

Rate this: bad
good
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.

Solution 1

You can see that OCR in Java is quite rare thing, and this is quite explainable:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_optical_character_recognition_software[^].
 
The only thing I ever saw is Java OCR, never tried it. Please see:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/javaocr/[^].
 
In principle, its possible to use non-Java software written for a native platform in Java; for example:
http://www.ehow.com/how_12210679_use-tesseract-ocr-java.html[^].
 
Unfortunately, I must warn you: I never found any Open-Source OCR solutions which would be good enough. There are few CodeProject solutions I like, but, to best of knowledge, they are all incomplete, would need serious amount of work to make a working application out of them, and they are for .NET, not Java.
 
[EDIT]
 
In response to a follow-up question:
 
Please see the CodeProject articles:
 
Neural Network OCR[^],
Creating Optical Character Recognition (OCR) applications using Neural Networks[^],
Neural Network Classifier[^],
A C# Project in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Using Chain Code[^],
Unicode Optical Character Recognition[^],
Hebb neural network[^],
Backpropagation Artificial Neural Network in C++[^],
OCR Line Detection[^].
 
I have to warn you: some of these works are very good, much better compared to the quality I complained about above, but none of these works is completed into a ready-to-use application. They all require considerable amount of work to complete to such level.
 
Maybe there are newer projects I'm not familiar with; so it would not hurt if you do your own search in CodeProject and elsewhere. Please, if you find something good, please reply in the comment to this answer.
 
—SA
  Permalink  
v3
Comments
mobinmobin19@yahoo.com at 18-Mar-12 0:34am
   
can u refer me a open source ocr solution in .NET ?
SAKryukov at 18-Mar-12 14:49pm
   
Please see the links in my updated answer, after [EDIT].
Unfortunately, they still needs a lot of work to make a fully usable solution, but it seems feasible.
--SA
SAKryukov at 18-Mar-12 14:50pm
   
If you agree that it makes sense, please consider accepting the answer formally (green button) -- thanks.
--SA
mobinmobin19@yahoo.com at 19-Mar-12 2:10am
   
thanx alot :)
SAKryukov at 19-Mar-12 2:14am
   
You are very welcome.
Good luck, call again.
--SA

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

  Print Answers RSS
0 Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 369
1 _Amy 230
2 OriginalGriff 220
3 Peter Leow 205
4 Andreas Gieriet 180
0 OriginalGriff 7,540
1 Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 6,412
2 Maciej Los 3,849
3 Peter Leow 3,653
4 CHill60 2,702


Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.140721.1 | Last Updated 18 Mar 2012
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid

CodeProject, 503-250 Ferrand Drive Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada +1 416-849-8900 x 100