OCR Resources

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OCR Software used by ADBC projects

  • [ABBYY FineReader] - high performing proprietary OCR software provided by the [ABBYY] software company. The Professional and Corporate Editions are designed specifically for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • [OCRopus] - free document analysis and optical character recognition (OCR) system released under the Apache License, Version 2.0 with a very modular design through the use of plugins.
  • [Tesseract] - Open source optical character recognition engine available under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Software is capable to functioning on various operating systems. Considered to be one of the more accurate OCR engines that are available under a free software license.
  • Zerox OCR engine -

Biodiversity Informatics Tools Incorporating OCR Technology

  • [Apiary Project] - High-throughput workflow for computer-assisted human parsing of biological specimen label data
  • HerbIS (Erudite Recorded Botanical Information Synthesizer) - software algorithms that processes and presents herbarium label data in machine-understandable format through the use of natural language processing (NLP). Created at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
  • [Symbiota] - Specimen-based virtual flora/fauna software with a built in module for specimen digitization that incorporates OCR technology

SALIX - a software system designed to capture herbarium specimen label data with the use of optical character recognition technologies and transfer those data into a database. [SALIX installation]