This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

mentalix pixel!fx/OCR runs on linux

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on January 05, 2006 03:02 AM
we ended up purchasing this. AFAIK they are the only game in town that runs on linux. you basically write TCL scripts which are processed by a built in enterpreter. I wrote a script (along with some external perl support modules) to download multi-page fax tiffs and read barcodes on coversheets to route the attached documents. I used EAN13 barcodes and enlarged them pretty big on the coversheets so that after apply filters etc in the script I have about 99% accuracy. the software works ok but we found a hand full of bugs during our development with it. now that all the work arounds are in place its been running for a couple years now without any issues.

#

Return to Optical character recognition is an uphill battle for open source