Methods, Problems and Solutions
List of OCR'ing software (Optical Character Recognition) that actually works reliably, can be demo'd/evaluated and is reasonably priced
The CCP14 Homepage is at http://www.ccp14.ac.uk
Apologies if this seems inappropriate for a CCP14 page - but it has taken me over 5 years to find an
OCR program that actually works reliably amongst a mass of highly priced commercial
software that do not work reliably. It is a big thrill!!! (LMDC - April 2003). Other
suggested software welcome. But will be evaluated on "difficult" pages (involving varying
background gradients) before software is considered for addition in this page.
Transym OCR (TOCR) for MS-Windows
- "It's a no frills product with the accent being entirely on accuracy."
- As of writing (April 2003) - was US $40. Downloadable demonstration version
which will OCR 100 pages. The major feature is it actually works reliably, and works
on difficult images that require OCR'ing (At present, images need to be converted to BMP or TIF).