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Author Topic: transfer handwritten numbers into digits  (Read 1049 times)

kalos

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transfer handwritten numbers into digits
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:59:38 PM »
hello

my task is this:

I will write numbers in a grid paper like this:
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I want to identify rectangular sections of relevant numbers (columns and rows), so that the computer will know which numbers correspond to what
Then I want to convert the data into text and audio, so that I will hear it as I see it to make human verification fast and easy

how can I do this?

thanks!

IainB

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Re: transfer handwritten numbers into digits
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 06:59:22 PM »
Well, it's some years since I was involved in this area, but I would suggest that you may have a fairly typical requirement here.

My experience was limited to implementing applications that could:
  • Scan a known (predefined) form layout.
  • Capture handwritten and/or MICR characters on the form.
  • OCR the characters captured.
  • Output the data from the relevant fields on the form into a database.

Accuracy was very important, because the data captured in the process was financial transaction data (it was for a bank).

I think this is the sort of thing that you seem to be after. Voice output would probably be a secondary step to the above process.

I had a quick google on "OCR form reader", and at the head of ths list was Recogniform Desktop Reader

Hope this helps or is of use.