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#1 Posted : Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:43:25 AM(UTC)

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How to make ocr recognize this images?


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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:07:34 PM(UTC)


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In order to get accurate results from the OCR engine you will need to follow some generic OCR guidelines:

  • Use a high resolution image (if needed) 300 DPI is minimum
  • Make sure there is no shadows or bends in the image
  • If there is any skew, you will need to fix the image in code prior to ocr
  • Use a dictionary to help get good results
  • Adjust the text size (12 pt font is ideal)
  • Binarize the image and use image processing algorithms to remove noise

Regarding your 3 images in particular, they are all very small images, 100x40 pixels and on top of that, they all have a strike-through going through the characters. In one or the other scenario (small image or strike-through) there are some image processing functions that can help increase the accuracy of the OCR engine, but with both a small image and a strike-through, these images are not readable.

If you had a good quality image with strike-through, then the OCR engine can detect that font style and read the character anyways. You can even see what font-style was used in the OCrCharacter.FontStyle property as seen here:

You can also use the LineRemove command from the Leadtools.Imageprocessing.Core namespace to attempt to remove the lines through the characters:

If you just had small images that weren't quite 300 DPI you can use a combination of image processing commands to increase the size and resample the image data to produce a decent quality larger image. Here is some code that shows how to do this:

                  double newWidth = (image.Width / (double)image.XResolution) * 300;
                  double newHeight = (image.Height / (double)image.YResolution) * 300;
                  SizeCommand sizeCommand = new SizeCommand((int)newWidth, (int)newHeight, RasterSizeFlags.Resample);

                  image.XResolution = 300;
                  image.YResolution = 300;

                  AutoBinarizeCommand autoBin = new AutoBinarizeCommand();

                  ColorResolutionCommand colorRes = new ColorResolutionCommand();
                  colorRes.BitsPerPixel = 1;
                  colorRes.PaletteFlags = ColorResolutionCommandPaletteFlags.Fixed;
Hadi Chami
Developer Support Manager
LEAD Technologies, Inc.

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