Azure VM Performance for OCR

In Fall 2015, Microsoft Azure released its Dv2-Series Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), with  “with compute processors that are approximately 35 percent faster than the  D-Series VM sizes” (Microsoft).  The Dv2-series are based on the latest generation 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 Haswell processor. But what is the best option for OCR?

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How to Translate Texts with Copyfish

One reason to extract text from images or PDF is to translate them.

For that Copyfish has a built-in translator. But sometimes you may want to use more specialized translation tools, like the Google Translate extension or even extensions that are custom-built for one language like the Zhongwen Popup Dictionary for Chinese translation. Copyfish supports them all, just turn on the Support popup dictionaries switch.

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Free OCR Software for Windows 8.1/10

Welcome to the official home_page_ for the (a9t9) Free OCR Software. As the name suggests, the purpose of this app is to extract text from image files and PDF documents. The OCR app runs on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as Windows store app or as OCR.SPACE web app in your browser.

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How-to: Google Docs OCR

Update May 1, 2015: (a9t9) launched its very own free and open-source Online OCR service - try it out and let us know how it compares.

How to convert an image or (an image inside a) PDF into text using Google’s free OCR converter. They confusing part is: There is no button, no checkbox and no mentioning of OCR in the Google Docs of 2015. So if you cannot find it, it is not you being stupid…

Google OCR works indirectly by automatically scanning and converting images to text – but only if Google Docs “thinks” there is text in an image. In other words: If there is no text that Google can recognize – nothing happens. But now…. step by step:

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