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Is there letter and number detection in SimpleCV?

asked 2013-04-27 13:21:43 -0500

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I am trying to get printed words and numbers to be read by the camera so they can be saved in another document.

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Thank you so much for your help. To install Tesseract on windows, wouldn't I also need Cygwin? Jeez, I need to build a Linux box soon.

matrhin gravatar imagematrhin ( 2013-04-27 16:34:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-28 06:56:14 -0500

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If you know what font is being used, could you just use template matching for the characters, and use the x,y coordinates to reconstruct text?

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Seriously, you want to match templates. so, how many templates would you match? 150?

jayrambhia gravatar imagejayrambhia ( 2013-04-28 10:49:55 -0500 )edit

Depends on what you're trying to do. I'll be trying to use it to read a hexadecimal number, so In my case, 16. If he is reading words and numbers, he'll need at least 26 upper case, 26 lower case, and 10 digits, possibly punctuation.

maketshi gravatar imagemaketshi ( 2013-04-28 15:00:55 -0500 )edit

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