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Images - character recognition

  1. Feb 3, 2008 #1
    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering if any of you knew if there have been any programs that have been written by people to perform character recognition in an image file. That is, you have an image of written text and you want to somehow recognise and extract characters. So for example, if you had an image of the letter 'S' is there the possibility that a program can be written to identify this character and then put it into a character array.

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    Yeah, there are, you know, hundreds of them. They're used all over the place. Probably the biggest consumer of such technology is the postal service.

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    I use Adobe Acrobat.
  6. Feb 12, 2008 #5
    Thanks for that!! After much more searching I have found a couple of programs that I think do what I want them to do so I will check them out.
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