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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 8:53am

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Solution 1

You can see that OCR in Java is quite rare thing, and this is quite explainable:[^].

The only thing I ever saw is Java OCR, never tried it. Please see:[^].

In principle, its possible to use non-Java software written for a native platform in Java; for example:[^].

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.


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.

Comments 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.
SAKryukov at 18-Mar-12 14:50pm
If you agree that it makes sense, please consider accepting the answer formally (green button) -- thanks.
--SA at 19-Mar-12 2:10am
thanx alot :)
SAKryukov at 19-Mar-12 2:14am
You are very welcome.
Good luck, call again.

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