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Is there a module allowing text detection and recognition (from image, or video stream) ?

asked 2016-01-22 03:29:15 -0600

Sammy gravatar image

I am a new OpenCV user. My project would be to detect and extract text from a video. Is there such module allowing this ?

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answered 2016-01-22 03:54:33 -0600

As long as you build OpenCV from source code and you enable the contrib repository, then yes, there is an OCR module available.

But if you are new to OpenCV, good luck with getting it all to work, even experienced users find contrib modules challenging ...

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with patience and persistence and quite some time of course everything works at the end :-p

theodore gravatar imagetheodore ( 2016-01-22 05:13:43 -0600 )edit

@theodore I concur!

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2016-01-22 05:58:53 -0600 )edit

Thanks! And about how much time does it take to recognize a ten-letter long sentence on a quite performant laptop?

Sammy gravatar imageSammy ( 2016-01-22 06:31:32 -0600 )edit

No idea, implement and test I would say!

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2016-01-22 06:36:56 -0600 )edit

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