Need OCR? How about YAGF?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, May 18, 2015.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    If you think this is some fresh new street lingo, and you feel outdated and outclassed, don’t. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition, and YAGF stands for, uh, something. But it is a neat graphical interface for cuineform and tesseract tools, the latter of which we’ve tested in decent depth on Dedoimedo some time ago. My latest OCS-Mag article explores just what exactly YAGF can do for us. We check.

    http://www.ocsmag.com/2015/05/18/need-ocr-how-about-yagf/


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    Mrk
     
  2. quietman

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    I did some testing of OCR utilities ( freeware ) a couple of years ago and I was far from
    impressed with the results .
    There's a list / comparison of some of them here.

    I'd forgotten all about it until I read your post so I guess I'll give YAGF a try.

    Thanks for posting !
     
  3. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I've been using tesseract from the CLI, added gImageReader as a front end and then promptly when back to the CLI for better control. This YAGF looks interesting. May have to give it a try.
     
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