SceneReader: Extracting text from images
SceneReader is a new software technology designed to
locate, analyse and report alphanumeric text in a broad
variety of photographic images, including
highly complex images such as street scenes.
SceneReader is supplied as an ANSI-C programming library, which can
be used by your own applications to add text recognition capabilities
The SceneReader API is simple to use, with only three inputs:
- The input image to be analysed
- A flat-file dictionary containing a list of allowed words
for recognition (which can contain arbitrarily many entries).
- A pluggable "font knowledgebase" used for character recognition.
A powerful, general-purpose font knowledgebase is pre-supplied as standard.
In its simplest configuration, SceneReader requires
no user pre-configuration or training;
it can be immediately applied to your image collection
using the standard font knowledgebase and general-purpose dictionary.