Has anyone attempted to perform OCR with CF? I have been tasked with extracting the text from a faxed image file (TIF). Are there any open source OCR APIs to integrate with CF?
rbuong, that is neither open-source, nor ColdFusion.
armandof44358221, I did a quick Google search, and found a blog entry from 2009 that might get you started on the right path.
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UPDATE: Okay.. it's not CF, but it is an API that can be used from CF (ColdFusion or ColdBox). However, it is a commercial API, and not free. You will be charged anywhere from US$1.50 to US$3.50 per 1,000 API calls, depending on what you are trying to do with it.
You will likely not find a free OCR platform out there.
However my company wrote a Coldfusion and Java integration for Google Cloud Vision (also referenced above). You would obviously still need to pay for the usage on Cloud Vision
Also as a note, you mention you have TIF images, as far as I am aware you can't send TIF images in directly, so you would need to convert them to JPEG first. My recommendation for that would be to fall back to command line tools like GraphicsMagick as their performance is much better then Coldfusion's built in image tag.
I went ahead and purchased an SDK and combined with a DLL I created to communicate with CF in which converts image to text via the CFOBJECT. Thanks for your input .
That sounds pretty sweet. Any chance we could convince you for details, just to help anyone else that might have this same requirement?
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Sure .. once I get it going and in production I'll put up the Visio and some details...
Much appreciated. I'm eager to see how you did it.
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