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Author Topic: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents  (Read 1676 times)

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Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« on: August 03, 2012, 06:10:41 PM »
Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents

Do you know an open source or freeware to do this task ?

Qiqqa ?

I would like to recognize invoices and visit cards.

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os : windows xp pro. if other system please tell too.

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 07:27:42 PM »
Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
Do you know an open source or freeware to do this task ?
Qiqqa ?

Yes, definitely Qiqqa should be able to take this in its stride:     :Thmbsup:
(I still haven't done a review of it though...)    :-[
Looking back over this thread, I wonder has anyone done a review of Qiqqa?
I don't think so, but I have been thinking of doing a proper Mini-Review, having used Qiqqa for a few months now. It's a superb document and information/reference management system.

Microsoft OneNote is also very good for automatically OCRing scanned images loaded into it (if you have that feature switched on). The text in any image immediately becomes searchable. A brilliant piece of software.    :Thmbsup:

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 08:46:36 PM »
But can I use Qiqqa for scan a visit card and obtain data ?
Can i use Qiqqa for scan an invoice and obtain data ?

P.D. Data in any format : txt, xml, csv,excel..... , access, dbf. Any of that formats is good

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 03:18:01 AM »
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Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
Scan them to .PDF.
Qiqqa can OCR them and make them searchable. I think you will then be able to copy the data from the OCRed documents.

You drive the scanner with your usual scanned drivers - i.e., not Qiqqa.
Screenshot Captor can acquire images from your scanner also.

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 06:28:19 AM »
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Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
Scan them to .PDF.
Qiqqa can OCR them and make them searchable. I think you will then be able to copy the data from the OCRed documents.

You drive the scanner with your usual scanned drivers - i.e., not Qiqqa.
Screenshot Captor can acquire images from your scanner also.

I don't know if possible. In this case is forms recognition and data capture. But not all data. Selected fields to go into a database (txt, xml, csv, access, dbf,.....)

Can Create Qiqqa associated txt, xml, csv from a file selecting ICR ?

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 10:02:01 AM »
I don't know if possible. In this case is forms recognition and data capture. But not all data. Selected fields to go into a database (txt, xml, csv, access, dbf,.....)
Can Create Qiqqa associated txt, xml, csv from a file selecting ICR ?
It might not work to your satisfaction (YMMV).
I suggest you take the "suck-it-and-see" approach: install Qiqqa, read the Help documentation, and try it out for yourself.
I always find that to be a most pragmatic and useful approach.

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Re: Forms recognition and data extraction from scanned documents
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 06:27:43 PM »
nice idea IainB :-*