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Petrus Vorster

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Optical data capturing
« on: December 13, 2016, 12:18:44 PM »

Has anyone ever worked with reading physical data from an image using a program?
E.g. Speed Fine cameras, Courier box address labels, or OCR data?

Nothing that can be read by a laser scanner, but by a camera.
Since those are high-end industry applications, free information is rare.
(but then you all helped me with the Tracking numbers and barcode generation...)

I am curious on how they actually "SEE" written information on a photo and how to get a computer to understand what it sees.

Any ideas would be great.
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Raymond Leech

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Re: Optical data capturing
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 01:06:58 PM »

A professional acquaintance creates custom scanning applications where he pulls barcodes out of batches of scanned images. He spoke very highly of LeadTools. Hope this helps!

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Petrus Vorster

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Re: Optical data capturing
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 01:21:58 PM »

I will take a look thanks!
Also looking at Tesseract OCR.

I need to incorporate this into one of my tools.
We use Siemens and Pitney Bowes sorting equipment in mailine processing but I was looking into the vague possibility of creating something that could help in address sorting in large underdeveloped areas.

Creating a delivery plan for 100k+ Households with minimal and no addresses is quite a challenge.
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Petrus Vorster

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Re: Optical data capturing
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 06:09:52 AM »

The next step is to create a video feed to the desktop app.
I read http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx a link JosŤ posted on the Pb forum, but now regret not studying his COM teachings.

Do we have a Video/Webcam/Player class that i can perhaps use? (With some examples would be nice too).
It would be really cool to control the video stream, control the flow of visual documents read, do the OCR and then filter the info to sort the physical documents.


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